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Arizona State University

12 months
19672 USD/year
19672 USD/year
18360 USD/year
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Use the world of biology to integrate biomimicry principles into your current or planned profession and learn to serve as a leader in a network of researchers and practitioners. The curriculum at this Biomimicry MSc program from Arizona State University focuses on an emerging field that emulates life's strategies for human design with a sustainability emphasis.


Designed to empower change agents passionate about a world mentored by life's genius, graduates work toward innovative and sustainable solutions to pressing global challenges, exploring the way business is conducted, buildings and products are designed, governments operate, health care is provided, goods are manufactured and how future generations will be educated --- all inspired by nature's time-tested sustainable solutions developed over the last 3.8 billion years.

The Biomimicry MSc program from Arizona State University is designed to prepare students to facilitate the practice of biomimicry across corporate, government, education and nongovernment organization sectors. In addition to core content and electives, students gain biomimicry experience in biome-based applications, business case studies, biological strategy research and in each participant's self-designed biomimicry project in the student's chosen career field.

Career Opportunities

  • Training in biomimicry offers a toolset of transferable skills that enhance work in any trade: commercial, industrial or government. Graduates will engage and lead others within their organization by practicing and demonstrating world-class biomimicry.
  • Opportunities include leading research groups focused on biomimicry thinking, developing in-house training and biomimicry tools for companies, becoming a biologist at the design table or directing sustainability efforts. The knowledge and skills gained can also lead to initiating or transforming a consulting practice into the field of biomimicry. Biomimicry helps set professionals apart, brings about positive change, and complements or creates any career path.
  • As a transdisciplinary, transformative field, the unprecedented challenges the world faces today demand new thinking, perspectives, tools and solutions. Training in biomimicry uniquely positions one for careers and opportunities that don't yet exist but which the world is demanding.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biomimicry
  • Life's Principles 
  • Biology Taught Functionally 
  • Biomimicry Thinking 
  • Virtual Design Lab Practicum 
  • BioBrainstorm Practicum 
  • Biomimicry Case Study Practicum 
  • Biomimicry Genius of Place Practicum 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the College of Global Futures.
  • Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.
Applicants must submit the following:
  • graduate admission application and application fee
  • official transcripts
  • questionnaire (to be filled out and uploaded)
  • curriculum vitae or resume
  • three letters of recommendation
  • proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19672 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 19672 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    19672 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19672 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    18360 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18360 USD per year during 12 months.


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