MS & PhD in Biosystems Analytics and Technology
The Biosystems Engineering Department welcomes candidates to apply to our Biosystems Analytics & Technology Masters's and PhD graduate programs. The Biosystems Engineering Departmental academic programs focus 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. Here are sample curricula for BAT students pursuing an MS & PhD.
Our Biosystems Analytics & Technology graduate degree programs are intended to prepare students for careers in the 4th Industrial Revolution, which is the intersection of science, technology, and analytics. Meeting the grand challenges of tomorrow will require a convergence of new ideas, approaches, and technologies from diverse disciplines. Our Biosystems Analytics & Technology graduate programs builds upon the candidate's undergraduate foundation laid in the sciences, technology, and analytics. Graduate students in the BAT graduate program will be able to use those foundational tools to further develop their skills in meeting technology and data challenges in precision agriculture, remote sensing, water management, statistical informatics, data-mining, and cyberinfrastructure development. Given massive unstructured “big data” streaming from sensors, controls, cloud repositories, and the interactive web, data-driven discovery is now possible.
The goal of the BAT graduate program is to create an inspirational and transformative training experience that integrates intellectual merit with “real world” hands-on experiences across disciplines (genomics, precision agriculture, data science, and engineering technology); scales (molecules to models); and trainees (from undergraduate students to graduate students).
This program will train students to take a systems-level approach to understanding the relationships across food, water, and energy for a sustainable future by providing skills in sensors and remote sensing (data acquisition), statistics and bioinformatics (data management and analytics), and applying these tools to solve real-world problems.
The purpose of the Biosystems Analytics & Technology graduate program is to serve the growing field of technology/biology/analytics. The program will prepare students for an array of career choices from academia to industry, with resume-ready, real-world experience in combining biological, physical, and data sciences with technology and ability to apply these tools to environmental, ecological, biological, agricultural, and human systems through their electives.
Candidates who are seeking an Engineering degree should apply to our Biosystems Engineering graduate degree program.
Candidates who wish to apply must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Must hold a B.S. Degree.
- Meet the minimum cumulative GPA requirements
- 3.0 BAT MS
- 3.3 GPA BAT PHD
- 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.
To be considered for admissions, candidates must complete their graduate application through the University of Arizona Graduate Admissions online Application system, which includes uploading copies of Transcripts, GRE Test scores (all applicants) and/or Language Test scores (International applicants), as well as Letters of Recommendation and supplemental materials.
All test scores must be sent electronically, by the testing center, to the UA Graduate College using the University of Arizona’s Institution Code is 4832. This UA Code is chosen upon registration for tests. Candidates should use the UA Institutional Code to send the following exam results:
- GRE (required for all applicants),
- Further information on the GRE test can be found at https://grad.arizona.edu/admissions/requirements/entrance-examinations.
- International English Proficiency test (i.e., TOEFL or IELTS) (required for International applicants).
- Additional information on the English Proficiency test requirements can be found at http://grad.arizona.edu/admissions/admissions-requirements/international-students/proficiency-in-english.
Candidates who are accepted into the University of Arizona, Biosystems Analytics & Technology program are required to send their Official Transcripts (for ALL Institutions) to the Graduate College Admissions team. Before applying, potential candidates should review the Graduate College Official Transcripts requirements and guidelines at http://grad.arizona.edu/admissions/requirements/transcript-requirements.
Program and Additional Application Information:
Candidates who have specific questions regarding the BE Department graduate programs should contact the BE Academic Program Coordinator, Dava Jondall by sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org.