The Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department PhD program offers students the opportunity for study and research in many fields, including the following: Controlled Environment Agriculture; Water Resources; Biometry and Biosystems Informatics; Food, Bioproducts, and Renewable Energy The flexibility of the program allows students, in consultation with their advisors, to develop programs specifically suited to their needs.
Departmental programs focus on biological systems and water related issues such as irrigation and water quality, and biosystems applications, including computer modeling, sensors and controls, and systems design and evaluation. However, students will find that a program can be designed to fit almost any need in the general field of the application of engineering principles to the solution of agricultural and biological engineering problems. The flexibility of the program allows international and domestic students, in consultation with their advisors, to develop programs specifically suited to their needs. The University of Arizona is a diverse institution and therefore provides courses in many different areas to support specific and general programs. Interdisciplinary desires of students are met by taking courses across the broad spectrum available in the College of Engineering and the College of Agriculture and other divisions on campus.
The Agricultural and Biosystems EngineeringDepartment offers the following graduate programs: Accelerated Master of Science (for Current UofA Undergraduate students), Master of Science Degree, and the Doctor of Philosophy Degree.
There is opportunity for study and research in many fields, including the following:
Controlled Environment Agriculture; Water Resources; Biometry and Biosystems Informatics; Food, Bioproducts, and Renewable Energy
GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale.
3 Letters of recommendation. Letters must be signed and on official Letter Head.
Statement of Purpose
Resume or CV
All applicants are required to:
Applicants must upload unofficial pdf versions of all transcripts when submitting their application in our GradApp system.
Candidates review the Graduate College Transcript Requirements located at http://grad.arizona.edu/admissions/requirements/transcript-requirements, prior to sending Official Transcripts to the Graduate College.
Required test(s): GRE and TOEFL (or IELTS)
Minimum GRE Verbal: 138
Minimum GRE Quantitative: 151
Minimum GRE Written: 3.0
Minimum TOEFL: 79 (IB) or 550 (PB)
Minimum IELTS: composite score of 7 (no subject below 6)
All test scores must be sent electronically, by the testing center, to the UA Graduate college, using the University of Arizona’s Institution Code is 4832.
*The UA Code is chosen upon registration for tests such as the TOEFL or GRE. Typically within two weeks of the test date, score results are sent electronically to the university.
Please note that 1) the Department is not able to provide a guarantee of funding and 2) the International College requires that all international students provide a Financial Guarantee (see the Proof of Financial Resources located on http://grad.arizona.edu/admissions/admissions-requirements/international-students).
Graduate Tuition and Registration scholarships sponsored by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the University of Arizona Graduate College and the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering may be available on a competitive basis.
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Biomedical Engineering and Bioengineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Minimum of 63 Credit hours consisting of 45 Non- Dissertation units and 18 Dissertation units
Minimum Requirements are: 36 of major course work and 9 units of minor course work.
Total of 10 ABE units consisting of:
|Application Acceptance Rate||63%|
|Med. Time-to-degree (years)||4.50|
|Enrollment Percent Male||61%|
|Enrollment Percent Female||39%|
|Enrollment Percent International||46%|
|Enrollment Percent URM||0%|