The Biological & Ecological Engineering department offers BEE programs leading to M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Engineering.
Our policy is that students can be accepted into the program at any time during the year and it is possible that support from sponsored research can become available throughout the year. Most students begin this program Fall Term and there are advantages with an early application in terms of assistantships and finding an advisor. We recommend that students applying for Fall Term have their application packets completed by the first Monday in January of that year, for full consideration. You can submit an application after that date but opportunities for being accepted are greater at that time.
The Biological & Ecological Engineering Department offers the following graduate degrees:
We appreciate your interest in our program and we hope you decide to join us!
You will find detailed information about the application process, deadlines and university requirements on the Graduate Admissions site. Please follow the directions on that OSU webpage if you decide to submit a formal application. The department application deadline for a domestic student is the same as the university requirement and that is no later than one month before the desired starting term – an international student is required to submit an application three months before the desired starting term. For both domestic and international students, an early application will increase your chances of finding an advisor and financial support.
- Graduate Student Handbook (rev. 10/22)
- Find out when you can register for courses each term Priority Registration schedule
- Find more resources on the Graduate School website.
- Standards of Professional Conduct
Travel and reimbursement forms
Faculty form: Graduate Learning Outcome - Defense Assessment
Accelerated Masters Forms:
The AMP application requires a "tentative plan of study that identifies up to 22 credits that will apply as transfer credits towards the graduate degree; and additional planned courses to be completed after full admission to graduate degree. The plan must be signed by the graduate advisor for non-thesis master's programs or the major professor/advisor for thesis-based master's programs. Your program advisor will supply the form. Please include the projected term of completion of the Bachelor’s degree requirements. (Note: This does not replace the Program of Study.)
- AfterCollege.com Job Postings Site - Jobs in Ecological, Environmental and Biological Engineering
- Ecological Engineering Job Postings Site - EnvironmentalChemistry.com
- American Society of Ecological Engineering - Current Job Postings
- American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineering - Current Job Postings from a variety of sources.
- IBP-Pathway to Science - Education and Career training opportunities in STEM
Having an open and honest relationship between the major professor and the student is central to the success of a graduate experience. The student should feel free to discuss successes and problems, mistakes, or disappointments with the major professor. Throughout research and coursework, there are bound to be instances where things go wrong and this is to be expected. The sooner a problem is discussed, the sooner it can be resolved.
If you would like to share advice or recommendations on how your relationship with your major professor may be improved, you may do so in any way that works for you, including anonymous commentaries through the Department Head, Adam Ward. If differences cannot be resolved or you feel that you would be better served by a different major advisor, it is possible that you change major advisors.