Earn a doctorate in Biological and Agricultural Engineering at the University of Idaho

Ph.D. Biological & Agricultural Engineering

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College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Agricultural Sciences Bldg.
Phone: (208) 885-7984

Mailing Address:
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2336
Moscow, ID 83844-2336

Applications in Natural Resources

This program provides the broad knowledge and investigative skills you need to engineer solutions for the engineering and technological problems facing agriculture, the environment and natural resources. You will use the latest software, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and image analysis in the lab to gain hands-on experience you can apply to real-world problems.

Fast Facts

  • Graduates design and manage significant research projects or operate their own labs
  • Department research projects, with funding agencies like USDA or NSF
  • Research and teaching assistantships
  • Access to state-of-the-art labs, like the biodiesel and biofuel labs
  • Collaborate with international research partners in Sweden, Mexico, or India
  • Research Engineer/Professor
  • Bioremediation Engineer
  • Regulatory Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Project Engineer


Potential salary is based
upon national averages.
Degree Roadmap Find a wealth of knowledge to help you succeed – from taking care of preliminary items associated with starting your graduate studies at the University of Idaho to finishing your degree – at the College of Graduate Studies.
Degree Prep To prepare for courses required to earn a degree in Biological and Agricultural Engineering, we recommend you:
  • have an undergraduate degree in civil, chemical, or biological and agricultural engineering
  • have an interest in lab work and research
Scholarships Over 400 scholarships are offered exclusively to College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) students based on GPA and other qualifications. Learn more.

You can find general need- and merit-based scholarships on the Financial Aid Office's scholarships page.
Financial Aid To find out about deadlines and eligibility requirements, please visit the University of Idaho Financial Aid Office.
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Hands-on Learning
  • Research and teaching assistantships
  • International collaborations with Sweden, Mexico, and India
  • Peace Corps, Engineers Without Borders
  • Environmental Biotechnology Institute
  • Center for Hazardous Waste Remediation Research
  • American Geophysical Union
  • American Society of Biological and Agricultural Engineers
  • Graduate and Professional Student Association
  • Engineers Without Borders
  • Society of Women Engineers