Application and Funding

The Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering graduate program is open to all qualified graduates of universities and colleges of recognized standing. To be admitted with full standing to the program, the applicant must:

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree in engineering or have taken the equivalent of the basic undergraduate engineering courses from an educational institution of recognized standing
  • Show potential to undertake advanced study and research as evidenced by academic performance and experience
  • At the baccalaureate level, have earned a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale or equivalent.

Applications should be submitted to The Graduate School, preferably before April 15 of the upcoming academic year. However, applications will be considered at any time.


Research assistantships are available and dependent on the grant funding of faculty research programs. Applicants are considered on the basis of scholarship and potential to undertake advanced study and research. Students must be accepted into The Graduate School before they are eligible for an assistantship.