Degree Requirements and Options

Students admitted to the Biorenewable Resources and Technology interdepartmental graduate program may pursue MS, Ph.D., or a Ph.D. minor degree (requirements detailed below).

The home department of any BRT student is the department of the student’s major professor, who serves as the Chair of the student’s Program of Study (POS) Committee.

Master’s of Science (MS) Degree

The Master’s of Science degree in Biorenewable Resources and Technology requires 30 credits. A minimum of 6 credits of core required courses, including; BRT 501 (3 cr), BRT590 (min 1 cr), BRT/BR C 507 (1 cr) or BRT 592L(1 cr), BRT 506B (R), and BRT 506C (1 cr). And 9 credits of core elective courses representing at least 3 of the 4 barrier areas identified by the US DOE, at least 9 credits of research, and an additional 6 credits selected from elective courses (including additional research credit).

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree

The Ph.D. degree in Biorenewable Resources and Technology requires 72 credits. A minimum of 6 credits of core required courses, including; BRT 501 (3 cr),BRT 590 (min 1 cr), BRT/BR C 507 (1 cr) or BRT 592L (1 cr), BRT 506B (R), and BRT 506C (1 cr). And 18 credits of core elective courses representing at least 3 of the 4 barrier areas identified by the US DOE, at least 24 credits of research, and an additional 24 credits selected from elective courses (including additional research credit).

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Minor

The Ph.D. minor in Biorenewable Resources and Technology requires 15 credits. A minimum of 6 credits of core required courses, including; BRT 501 (3 cr), BRT 590 (min 1 cr), BRT/BR C 507 (1 cr) or BRT 592L (1 cr), BRT 506B (R), and BRT 506C (1 cr), and 9 credits of core elective courses representing at least 3 of the 4 barrier areas identified by the US DOE.



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