Welcome! The Graduate Program in Biological Systems Engineering (GBSE) at UC Davis provides a setting in which students can become leaders in biological, agricultural and natural resources, and food engineering research. We are a highly-ranked program where students develop knowledge through partnerships with faculty, industry and other students in various areas of engineering. Our program values diversity and inclusion as integral components of academic excellence. Learn more about our program by reading the GBSE overview.
We encourage prospective students to reach out to faculty members they are interested in potentially working with before the application deadline to learn more about their research and to ensure the faculty member is accepting new students.
Priority: Jan 5, 2021
General: Apr 1, 2021
Space Available: Jun 1, 2021
Prospective Student Fellowship: Jan 5, 2021
Continuing Student Fellowship: Jan 15, 2021
For students that do not hold a bachelor's of science in engineering, there are additional requirements that must be met. Please see the Additional Requirements (PDF) for more information. Prerequisites need to be met prior to admittance and deficiencies can be made up during the program.