University of Florida

Graduate Degrees

The Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department offers graduate degree programs through the College of Engineering and the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Please refer to the Graduate Student Manuals for requirements.

College of Engineering

The graduate programs offered through the College of Engineering for Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ABE) majors are the Master of Engineering, Master of Science, and the Ph.D.

The Master of Engineering degree is intended for students who have completed an undergraduate degree in engineering and desire to further their technical and analytical skills.

The Master of Science degree through the College of Engineering is intended for students who do not have an undergraduate degree in engineering but desire to advance their science backgrounds within the framework of an engineering discipline.

The engineering Ph.D. degree is an advanced graduate degree for students who wish to pursue a career in education or research.

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

For the Agricultural Operations Management (AOM) option the following degrees are offered through the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences: the Master of Science degree and the Doctor of Philosophy degree.

The Master of Science degree in AOM is for students who desire to advance their management skills through additional course work and graduate level research.

The AOM Ph.D. degree through the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is an advanced degree in technical management.

An Applied Science Masters and Ph.D. degree is offered for students with a basic science degree who desire advanced training in problem-solving capabilities, interdisciplinary research, and methods for applying science to real world problems and issues.

One-Year Master's Degree (Non-Thesis)

This degree program requires a total of 30 credit hours. It can be completed in two semesters and one summer term. Students may take four courses in the Fall, four courses in the Spring, and two courses in the Summer.

Students may select an area of concentration within Agricultural and Biological Engineering, and must complete 30 hours of graduate level course work, at least 15 of which must be from Agricultural and Biological Engineering. With the approval of the supervisory committee, students may take coursework in related areas from other departments including both engineering management and technical courses.

Areas of Concentration

The department offers several specialization areas including:

  • Agricultural Production Engineering
  • Biological Engineering
  • Food Engineering
  • Information Systems
  • Land and Water Resources Engineering
  • Post Harvest Handling and Processing
  • Precision Agriculture
  • Structures and Environment Modification Systems