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Program/Degree
Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering (MS) 
Program Description

 

The Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department Master of Science Degree 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.

 
Department/Academic Unit(s)

Engineering Administration -

Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering -

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 

 
College
College of Engineering College of Agriculture & Life Sciences  
Campuses where offered
Distance - Chandler Distance - DISTANCE Distance - Yuma Main Campus - Tucson  
Contacts
Admissions Contact
Dava R Jondall
520-621-1753
Graduate Program Coordinator
Dava R Jondall
520-621-1753
Director of Graduate Studies
Muluneh Yitayew
520-621-7232
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Christina M Inocencio
520-621-3484
 
Tuition and Fees
Please refer to the UA Bursar's Office Tuition and Fees Calculator for up-to-date information about tuition and fees. 
Please refer to the UA Registrar's's Office Special Course Fees for up-to-date information about special course fees. 

Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements

GPA of 3.0 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.

 
Standardized Tests

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)

http://grad.arizona.edu/admissions/admissions-requirements/international-students/proficiency-in-english

 

 

 

 
Financial Aid

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.

 
Admissions Deadlines

Domestic Applicants:

  • Fall: May 1
  • Spring: Sept. 30

International Applicants:

  • Fall: Feb. 1
  • Spring: June 30
 
International Conditional Admission
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832
ETS Major Field Code(s) for this program: 0117, 0119, 0102, 0103, 0107, 0122, 0112, 0114, 0199, 0224, 0226, 0205, 0206, 0212, 0308, 0409, 0405, 0502, 0605, 0631, 0705, 1004, 1001, 1101, 1102, 1103, 1107, 1109, 1199, 1301, 1399, 1501, 1502, 1602, 1615, 1616, 1612, 1699

Degree Specifics

Degree Requirements

Minimum of 30 Credit hours, which consist of at least 25 non-thesis units and 5 thesis (910) units.

Minimum Requirements are:
•    3 units Experimental Design course
•    3 units of either a Statistics, Numerical Analysis, Mathematics/Modeling
•    16 units of ABE courses including:

  • 2 units of ABE 501
  • 2 units of ABE696A-002, (students who are presenting)
  • 5 units of ABE (910) Thesis or ABE 909 Engineering Report (under his/her faculty advisor’s section number).
  • 3 units of an Elective course (per faculty advisor’s approval)

In addition, every Graduate student is required to take ABE696A-001 each semester they are not presenting.
Additional requirements may be at:https://abe.arizona.edu/sites/abe.arizona.edu/files/GraduateProgramManual_09.01.17.pdf

 
Minor Requirements
The Academic Unit has not provided this information. 
Student Handbook
https://abe.arizona.edu/sites/abe.arizona.edu/files/GraduateProgramManual_09.01.17.pdf  
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Last revised 11 Sep 2017