Graduate Program

Our Department has a long and distinguished history of providing research and educational programs related to the engineering needs of the food and agricultural sciences. We have been consistently rated as one of the premier departments in the United States. Our faculty is well respected and active in various interdisciplinary professional societies, with several faculty members providing leadership in these societies.

The Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department places a high priority on graduate education and offers a wide array of research topics. The research programs combine leadership in traditional areas of biological and agricultural engineering with aggressive development of programs in emerging technologies, including environmental and natural resources engineering, food and bioprocess engineering, systems analysis, machine and energy systems, and feed, food, and fiber processing. These programs are also conducted in several Research and Extension Centers located throughout the state.

Student Information

The Biological & Agricultural Engineering Department uses the online letter of recommendation system.  After you have submitted your electronic application, you will receive a  TAMU-generated Universal Identification Number (UIN) via email several days later.  You will then be able to log onto the Applicant Information Systems (AIS) website at  You will be able to enter in the contact information for your recommenders, and track the status of letters of recommendation and the status of your entire application.

Graduate Advisor

Stormy Kretzschmar
303E Scoates Hall
Phone: (979) 845-6658

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