Graduate Degree Program Summary
Graduate Degrees Offered
M.S. in Mechanized Systems Management
Ph.D. in Biological Engineering
- Water Resources Planning and Management (also available as a minor)
- Environmental Studies
- Biological Engineering
- Biomedical Engineering
- Bioprocess Engineering
- Ecosystems Engineering
- Environmental Engineering
- Mechanized Systems Management
- Site-Specific Crop Management
- Test Engineering
- Water Resources Engineering
Biological Systems Engineering
Application Checklist and Deadlines
Required by the Office of Graduate Studies
- Application for Graduate Admission
- $50 non-refundable application processing fee
- One set of transcripts, uploaded to MyRED (see upload requirements)
- If your native language is not English: verification of English proficiency
- If you are not a US citizen and you expect to hold an F or J visa: financial resource information
See also: US steps to admission or international steps to admission.
Required by Biological Systems Engineering in GAMES
After you apply, allow one business day for us to establish your access to GAMES, where you'll complete these departmental requirements:
- Entrance exam(s):
International applicants: GRE
Applicants from non-equivalent majors: GRE
- Minimum TOEFL: Paper-550 Internet-80
- Three letters of recommendation
- Letter of interest
- Use GAMES for online submission of materials
Application DeadlineRolling admissions. Applications are reviewed monthly.
DescriptionThe Department of Biological Systems Engineering offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Science in agricultural and biological systems engineering and mechanized systems management. The department participates in the unified Ph.D. in engineering with a specialization in agricultural and biological systems engineering. The department also cooperates in Master of Science programs in environmental engineering and the unified Ph.D. in biomedical engineering.
Graduate study may be directed toward agricultural power and machinery systems, animal waste management, animal well-being, biomedical engineering, bioprocessing, computer applications, control systems, decision support systems, environmental engineering, food process engineering, geographic information systems, global positioning systems, ground and surface water management, irrigation system design, materials handling and processing systems, monitoring and controlling biological systems, plant environment, risk assessment, soil and water conservation, solid and hazardous waste management, water quality, and other areas of engineering science and design.
Students have access to state-of-the-art research facilities and equipment. These facilities include 15 laboratories in L. W. Chase Hall, Splinter Laboratories Building, and IAPC Pilot Plant. Field research sites in Nebraska include the Rogers Memorial Farm and Agricultural Research and Development Center in Lincoln; Haskell Agricultural Laboratory near Concord, Nebraska; and Research and Extension Centers at North Platte and Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Together these facilities capture the wide range of climate, soil, and cropping systems that exist in the state.
Courses and MoreThe Graduate Bulletin provides course descriptions, program requirements, and more:
Faculty and Research
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