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Arizona State University’s Master’s of Science in Biomimicry is focused on an emerging field that seeks to emulate life’s strategies for human design, with an emphasis on sustainability. This online degree is designed to empower you as a ‘change agent’ by illuminating the world of biology and its applications to human design.
Graduate students in this program are working toward innovative and sustainable solutions to pressing global challenges including how we:
You will learn how to integrate biomimicry principles into your current or planned profession, and how to serve as a leader in an emerging network of biomimicry researchers and practitioners.
This program addresses a growing global demand for biomimicry training. We created this degree by converting the only existing program of its kind —the Certified Biomimicry Professional Program — into an MS offering.
Now, it’s offered through The Biomimicry Center at ASU and by the leadership of Biomimicry 3.8 — a globally-recognized social enterprise in the field of biomimicry.
This trans-disciplinary master’s of science attracts students from a variety of disciplines including biology, design, engineering, sustainability and business. If you are interested in applying your undergraduate studies specifically to the practice and advancement of biomimicry, this degree is for you.
To learn more, visit The Biomimicry Center at ASU.
Contact: Dayna Baumeister
30 credit hours including a portfolio of at least three practicum courses.
Core Courses (13 required)
Elective Courses (11 required)
Practicum Courses (6 required)
The MS in Biomimicry program primarily admits one group of students each year for the fall semester. A spring semester start is possible, but less common.
Application due dates are June 1 to begin in the fall semester, November 1 to begin in the spring semester and March 1 to begin the summer semester. The Biomimicry Master’s program admits students three times annually (fall, spring, summer).
For applicants who miss the deadline, new applications released from graduate admissions are reviewed every two weeks. While applications may be processed after the deadline, there are no guarantees that notice will be provided in time to enroll that semester.
Before applying, we encourage you to read our program FAQ.
We will notify you of your admissions status by Dec.15 for the spring semester, April 15 for the summer semester and July 15 for the fall semester.
Note: Your application is evaluated based on your entire completed application package.
You will be asked to:
Liberal Arts & Sciences, College of
The Plan of Study is the required curriculum to complete the program.
Fall Semester: Apply by June 1 — Acceptance notification by July 15
Spring Semester: Apply by Nov. 1 — Acceptance notification by Dec. 15
Summer Semester: Apply by March 1 — Acceptance notification by April 15
Acceptance notification dates are valid only for applications submitted with all requested materials and TOEFL (if applicable) by the application deadline.