The program is available under both Plan A (with thesis) and Plan B (without thesis).
Requirements for Master of Science Degree in Biosystems Engineering*
Excerpt(s) from Official Academic Programs Catalog
Requirements for both Plan A and Plan B
Additional Requirements for Plan A
Complete at least 6 (and no more than 8) credits of the 30 credit total requirement with BE 899 (Master's Thesis Research) credits.
Pass a final oral examination over the written thesis.
Provide to the major professor, and to the department, a hard-bound copy of the thesis.
Provide to the major professor a manuscript (based on the MS thesis) suitable for submission to a refereed journal for publication.
Additional Requirement for Plan B
The student must pass the final examination over the course work in the student's approved program of study.
*Consult the BE Graduate Handbook for additional details