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Applied Biosciences - Controlled Environmental Agriculture, PSM

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #262 (QS) , AZ,
The Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) subplan of the PSM in Applied Biosciences GIDP is designed to prepare students who wish to possess a graduate-level education that integrates science and engineering-based approach to provide specific controlled environments for plant productivity while optimizing resources including water, energy, space.

About

The CEA is an agricultural production practice for year round continuous production of nutritionally high quality foods, with crop yields that can exceed field production by as much as 10-fold, and with the potentials to utilize local renewable energy resources, and optimize water, energy, space, capital, and labor resource use efficiency well above field traditional capabilities. This production technology, can employ crop production systems, provide harvest much less dependent of season, and can generate higher crop yields, quality, safety, nutritional value, with consistency and predictability, while utilizing less land in an environmentally friendly way.

There has been significant advancement in agriculture due to enhanced cultivars by plant breeding, minimized use of chemicals and effects of pests by integrated pest management, improved production quality, produce uniformity and reduced labor via automation and mechanization. These continuous advancements in production practices and technology have maintained an acceptable food quality and low cost food supply, however, resulted in more demand for highly educated and skilled employees. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Science Module
  • Professioal Preparation Module
  • Internship Module

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Domestic Applicants:

    • Fall: March 31
    • Spring: August 31

    International Applicants:

    • Fall: March 31
    • Spring: August 31
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description
      Maximum of 6 years
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • A Bachelors (or equivalent) degree with a major in an area of biosciences from an accredited institution.
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA
  • A desire to pursue a professional career in the applied biosciences.
  • Scans of all transcripts (official versions will be requested if you are selected for admission)
  • GRE scores (recommended but not required; general test only)
  • GPAs for all undergraduate work
  • A one to two page statement of interests

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36566 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36566 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    36400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36400 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    12400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12400 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Tucson

  • 830 - 1140 USD/month
    Living Costs

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