Graduate Studies

Department Chair:  Dr. Sreekala Bajwa
Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Shafiqur Rahman
E-mail address:
Telephone Number: 701-231-7261
Degrees Offered: Ph.D., M.S.

English Proficiency Requirements

  • TOEFL iBT 79
  • IELTS 6.5
    • A conditional admission may be offered to students with a TOEFL iBT 71 or IELTS 6.0 score.
      If a student is admitted conditionally based on a TOEFL of 71 or IELTS of 6.0, the student will have to complete IELP Full Course; Level E* – One semester.The course can be divided over 2 semesters in order to take academic courses concurrently. If a student re-takes one of the English exams and achieves either a 6.5 or 79, the condition will be dropped.
    <em>* Additional cost for the IELP course will be the student's responsibility.</em>

The Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering offers graduate study leading to M.S. or Ph.D. degrees. The program emphasizes solving engineering problems for agricultural production, food and value-added processing, and environmental resource management. Advanced work may involve specialized training in the following areas:

  • irrigation engineering and management
  • food engineering
  • value-added processing
  • bioprocessing
  • agricultural machine systems
  • machine vision and intelligent sensors for biological systems
  • post-harvest handling and storage of biological materials
  • agricultural hydrology
  • soil and water resources management
  • biorenewable energy

Student research and academic programs are tailored to individual student needs and interests. Interdisciplinary approaches to agricultural and biosystems are fostered.