Degree Requirements

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

Master of Engineering – Non-thesis

A minimum of 33 graduate credits beyond the BS degree. The minimums are as follows:

  • 33 minimum credits of coursework, satisfying:
    • 1 course in mathematics or statistics
    • 3 ABE graduate courses, excluding ABE 590, 601, 694 and 699
    • 2 of the following*: IE 563, IE 570, MGMT 583, SCM 524
    • 1 course in another College of Engineering department, excluding seminars

Master of Science – Thesis

A minimum of 30 graduate credits beyond the BS degree. The minimums are as follows:

  • 6 credits of ABE 699 Research
  • 22 minimum credits of coursework, satisfying:
    • 1 course in mathematics or statistics
    • 2 ABE graduate courses, excluding ABE 590, 601, 694 and 699
    • 1 course in another College of Engineering department, excluding seminars
  • ABE 601 Seminar

Doctor of Philosophy

The PhD requires 72 credits beyond the BS degree (master’s credits can count toward this minimum). The minimums are as follows:

  • 12 credits of ABE 699 Research
  • 42 credits of coursework beyond the BS degree (The credits from your master’s program can count toward this requirement.), satisfying:
    • 3 courses in mathematics or statistics (at least one must be Statistics 401 or higher)
    • 4 ABE graduate courses, excluding ABE 590, 601, 694 and 699
    • 3 courses in other College of Engineering departments, excluding seminars
    • ABE 694 Teaching Practicum
  • ABE 601 Seminar

*Engineering Management Core: IE 563 Engineering Management Theory; IE 570 Systems Engineering and Project Management; MGMT 583 Strategic Management of Innovation; SCM 524 Strategic Process Analysis and Improvement

Industrial and Agricultural Technology

Master of Science – Non-thesis

A minimum of 33 graduate credits beyond the BS degree. The minimums are as follows:

  • 3 credits of TSM 599 Creative Component
  • 28 credits of coursework, satisfying:
    • 1 course in statistics
    • 2 TSM or ABE graduate courses, excluding TSM 577, 590, 601, 694 and 699
    • TSM 577
    • 1 of the following*: IE 563, IE 570, MGMT 583, SCM 524

Master of Science – Thesis

A minimum of 30 graduate credits beyond the BS degree. The minimums are as follows:

  • 6 credits minimum of TSM 699 Research
  • 22 minimum credits of coursework, satisfying:
    • 1 course in statistics
    • 2 TSM or ABE graduate courses, excluding TSM 590, 601, 694 and 699
  • TSM 601 Seminar

Doctor of Philosophy

The PhD requires 72 credits beyond the BS degree (master’s credits can count toward this minimum). The minimums are as follows:

  • 12 credits of TSM 699 Research
  • 42 credits of coursework beyond the BS degree (The credits from your master’s program can count toward this requirement.), satisfying:
    • 3 courses in statistics and/or research methods
    • 4 TSM or ABE graduate courses, excluding TSM 590, 601, 694, 698, and 699
    • TSM 694 Teaching Practicum
    • 3 courses outside the department
  • TSM 601

*Engineering Management Core: IE 563 Engineering Management Theory; IE 570 Systems Engineering and Project Management; MGMT 583 Strategic Management of Innovation; SCM 524 Strategic Process Analysis and Improvement

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