MS Degree Requirements

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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 - Program Code 0502

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 copy of the thesis.
  • Submit at least one paper (based on MS thesis) to a refereed journal before scheduling the oral examination in defense of the thesis.

Additional Requirement for Plan B

  • The student must pass an examination over the course work and project in the student's approved graduate program.
  • Provide to the department a bound report on the graduate program.

*Consult the BE Graduate Handbook (12_14_2020 version) for additional details.