Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering Master of Science

About us

The Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering offers an MS in food, agricultural and biological engineering. Students work with world-class scientists and researchers in various fields including ecological engineering, agricultural water management and bioenergy. The faculty-to-student ratio of approximately 1-to-6 allows a great deal of personalized interaction, and students can tailor their programs to their specific areas of interest.

Students design a plan of study with their advisors with course work coming from disciplines across campus. There are two master's options: a thesis or a non-thesis. The Plan A (thesis) requires a minimum of 30 credit hours which is a research based program. The Plan B (non-thesis) requires a minimum of 33 credit hours. The Plan B option is most frequently used when students are full-time employees. 

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Optional Practical Training (OPT)

International graduates of this major are approved by the Department of Homeland Security for three (3) years of work permission in the United States after graduation. Visit the Office of International Affairs website for more information.