Apply to Biological and Agricultural Engineering Online

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Online Master of Biological and Agricultural Engineering Program

Step 1: Apply to Biological and Agricultural Engineering Online Master’s Program

The Graduate School oversees the application process for each program. The Graduate School has its own criteria for admission, but the online Biological and Agricultural Engineering (BAE) program has specific admissions requirements as well. To understand more about the Graduate School admission requirements, visit the Graduate School Support Center. There you will find information regarding frequently asked questions along with Self Service features, Live Chat, and technical support.

For admission to full graduate student status in the Master of Biological and Agricultural Engineering program, the department requires an overall undergraduate GPA of at least 2.8 (based on a 4.0 scale) coupled with a 3.0 or higher in the undergraduate major, provided that the major is in an accredited engineering program. Students not possessing degrees from accredited engineering programs are required to submit GRE scores in Verbal, Quantitative and Analytical Writing. While there is no minimum required score,  the GRE scores are used to predict the potential for the applicant to successfully complete advanced engineering work. For applicants whose native language is not English, minimum TOEFL score requirements on the internet-based test are a total score of at least 80 with minimum test scores of 18 each for listening, reading, writing and speaking.

You may submit your graduate application for the online master’s degree program here.

You can check the status of your application at any time.

Time to completion: Students can finish in as little as 3 semesters. However, working professionals who wish to pursue the degree part-time may take as little as one course per semester as long as they complete the degree within 6 years.

Step 2: Register for Classes

Once admitted, you will be provided with an NC State student ID, password, and username, which you will need to register for courses. You will also be assigned an adviser from the Graduate Faculty in the Biological and Agricultural Engineering department.

  • Visit the course listings webpage to peruse course descriptions. Should you have any questions, contact our online program coordinator.
  • Contact your advisor each semester to discuss your planned courses. Your advisor will lift your advising hold so that you can register.
  • Go to MyPackPortal to register for classes. MyPack portal is also a self-service system for students to update personal or academic information as well as a way to review semester schedules.
  • Verify your schedule.

Step 3: Pay Your Tuition

You may visit the Cashier’s Office & Student Accounts website to complete the tuition payment process. All inquiries regarding payments and cost of tuition should be directed to the cashier’s office. Your tuition bill must be paid by its due date in order to hold your seat in your classes.

Step 4: Start Your Class

As the semester or summer session nears, the lead instructor for your course will be in contact with information about accessing the course. Most distance education courses at NC State are accessible through Wolfware. You will use your Unity ID and password to log in.

Graduate Biological and Agricultural Engineering Certificate Program

Step 1: Apply for Admission to NC State as a Certificate Student

To apply to the Graduate Biological and Agricultural Engineering Certificate Program, please complete the online application available here. You’ll need to submit your:

  1. Final transcript of Baccalaureate program
  2. Transcript of post Baccalaureate course work
  3. Personal statement of reasons for pursuing the program

Current NCSU graduate students do not need to submit a new application. They should submit a personal statement of reasons for pursuing the program and ask their home department to send a copy of their graduate school application to Dr. John Classen.

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Step 2: Pay Tuition

NDS students are required to prepay their tuition before they can register for classes.To pay your tuition:

For additional information and answers to questions about tuition and fees, visit the Cashier’s Office website.

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Step 3: Register for Your Class

Once you have completed your application and been accepted as an NDS student, you will receive your Unity ID (and/or student ID number) and password via email, which you will then use to register for your classes. NDS students may only register for classes after the enrollment period for full-time students has ended. Enrollment deadlines vary by semester, but are generally one week before the last day to add a class.

You may then visit the MyPack Portal, use your Unity ID and password to log in, and register for your classes. MyPack portal is also a self-service system for students to update personal or academic information as well as a way to review semester schedules.

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Step 4: Start Your Class

As the semester or summer session nears, the lead instructor for your course will be in contact with information about accessing the course. Most distance education courses at NC State are accessible through Wolfware. You will use your Unity ID and password to log in.

Online Courses for Continuing Education in Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Step 1: Apply for Admission to NC State as a Non-Degree Studies (NDS) Student

Note: If you are a degree- or non-degree-seeking student who has been continuously enrolled, you may register for available online courses through MyPack portal.

As an NDS student, you may register for a maximum course load of 8 hours per semester on a space-available basis. Some courses carry prerequisites or are limited to degree-seeking students, so review the course schedule to determine your eligibility.

If new NDS applications are not currently being accepted, you must wait to apply until after the start of term lock-out ends. You will not be able to take a class until next term.

To register as a new NDS student:

    • Begin by checking your eligibility for Non-Degree Studies (NDS) status. To be eligible to apply for NDS, prospective students must:
      • Have graduated from high school at least one year before beginning enrollment.
      • Be eligible to return to any previous institution(s) attended.
      • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 at all times to remain eligible to continue.
      • Have accumulated less than 30 hours of total credit as an NDS student. NDS students are limited to a total of 30 hours of credit in NDS status. Students with 29 hours attempted will be allowed to register for the next term even if their enrollment in that future term will exceed the 30-hour limit, but they will not be activated for any subsequent terms once they have accumulated or exceeded 30 hours of credit. For more details, please see the NDS Enrollment rule.
    • Beyond meeting the criteria for enrolling as an NDS student, you must have:
      • never attended NC State as a degree-seeking student, OR
      • graduated with a degree from NC State and wish to enroll as a NDS student, OR
      • previously attended NC State as an NDS student, but have not enrolled in courses for a year or longer.

If you meet the above registration criteria, complete the online application. All applications require official transcripts.

Note: NDS applications are good for a full year. For example, if you apply for Summer I, you do not need to submit a separate application for Summer II, Fall, or Spring.

The Registration and Records website provides additional information and answers to questions about Non-Degree Studies at NC State University.

Apply to the NDS Program

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Step 2: Pay Tuition

NDS students are required to prepay their tuition before they can register for classes. To pay your tuition:

For additional information and answers to questions about tuition and fees, visit the Cashier’s Office website.

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Step 3: Register for Your Class

Once you have completed your application and been accepted as an NDS student, you will receive your Unity ID (and/or student ID number) and password via email, which you will then use to register for your classes. NDS students may only register for classes after the enrollment period for full-time students has ended. Enrollment deadlines vary by semester, but are generally one week before the last day to add a class.

You may then visit the MyPack Portal, use your Unity ID and password to log in, and register for your classes. MyPack portal is also a self-service system for students to update personal or academic information as well as a way to review semester schedules.

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Step 4: Start Your Class

As the semester or summer session nears, the lead instructor for your course will be in contact with information about accessing the course. Most distance education courses at NC State are accessible through Wolfware. You will use your Unity ID and password to log in.

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