12 months
33600 USD/year
33600 USD/year
13400 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The flexibility of the Biosystems Engineering program at University of Arizona allows students, in consultation with their advisors, to develop programs specifically suited to their needs.

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The Biosystems Engineering program is offered at University of Arizona.

 Biosystems engineers use engineering, math, and life science to design systems to manage soil and water resources, produce food, develop biological products, and manage and analyze large data sets. 

They work on projects involving wise use of energy, materials, biochemicals, and recyclable wastes. They combine technical knowledge, computer techniques, and control systems for a deeper understanding of agriculture and biology -- knowledge which someday may be used to design life support systems for colonies on other planets. Students may specialize in water resource engineering or biological engineering.

Biosystems Engineering

The Biosystems Engineering Department focuses on biological systems and water-related issues such as irrigation and water quality, and biosystems applications, including computer modeling, sensors and controls, and systems design and evaluation. The Biosystems Engineering Department is developing innovative systems to sustainably feed an increasing population through cutting-edge technology, sustainable practices, and the drive to make a difference in the world. We build sustainable solutions that create resilience among society, the environment, and the economy. 

Programme Structure

The Biosystems Engineering Master of Science Degree program offers students the opportunity for study and research in many fields, including the following:  

  • Controlled Environment Agriculture; 
  • Water Resources;
  •  Biometry and Biosystems Informatics;
  •  Food, Bioproducts, and Renewable Energy 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
138 (verbal)
151 (quantitative)
3 (analytical)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Must hold a B.S. Degree.
  • Meet the minimum cumulative GPA requirements :3.0
  • Candidates who do not meet the minimum GPA requirements applications will not be considered for review.
  • Complete the GRE Exam.
  • Upload 3 letters of recommendation
  • Applicants must upload unofficial pdf versions of all transcripts when submitting their application in our GradApp system. 
  • International students must follow the Graduate College language test requirements.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    13400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13400 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Tucson

830 - 1140 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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