Application Instructions

Students interested in applying for the Bioproducts and Biosystems Science, Engineering and Management graduate program need to submit the following through the ApplyYourself system. NOTE: Do not submit paper or fax copies of these materials as it will delay the processing of your application.

  1. Create an application via the online ApplyYourself system. The fee is $75 for US citizens & permanent resident applicants, $95 for international applicants.
  2. Three recommendation letters should be submitted online by the applicant's recommenders using the Apply Yourself system. Referees should write a thoughtful and candid evaluation of the applicant's qualifications and complete all accompanying forms.
  3. One to 2-page statement of purpose focusing on career objectives, teaching/research experience, and publications (if any).
  4. Detailed CV/resume
  5. Unofficial transcripts must be uploaded directly to the Apply Yourself online application. English translations should also be uploaded (together with original language transcripts) if the transcript is not in English.

Prospective students interested in research/teaching assistantship funding should be sure to check the box "YES" on the third page of the online graduate application.


Prospective students should review the BBSEM Admission Requirements

DeadlinesProspective students are encouraged to apply by:

  • December 15 for the Fall Semester
  • August 15 for Spring Semester


Director of Graduate Studies
Professor Gary Sands, 612-625-4756

Graduate Student Application Questions
Sue Olsen