Graduate Degree Program Summary
Graduate Degrees Offered
- M.S. in Agricultural and Biological Systems Engineering
- M.S. in Mechanized Systems Management
- Ph.D. in Biological Engineering
- Water Resources Planning and Management (M.S., Ph.D., also available as a minor)
- Environmental Studies (M.S., Ph.D.)
- Agricultural and Biological Systems Engineering (Ph.D.)
- Biological Engineering
- Biomedical Engineering
- Bioprocess Engineering
- Ecosystems Engineering
- Environmental Engineering
- Mechanized Systems Management
- Site-Specific Crop Management
- Test Engineering
- Water Resources 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: 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
- Otherwise: None
- Minimum English proficiency: Paper TOEFL 550, Internet TOEFL 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 also offers a Ph.D. in biological engineering with specialization options in water resources planning & management, water resources engineering, and environmental studies. 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 MoreStudents in Biological Systems Engineering are most likely to take courses in:Course Catalog in the Graduate Bulletin.
Students will work with an advisor to create a Program of Studies or Memorandum of Courses during the first half of their coursework.
Faculty and Research
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