The Department of Plant Sciences (PS) provides opportunities to study and conduct research across several diverse fields, including the following:
- crop science
- functional genomics
- ornamental plant production and management
- phytonutrients, plant metabolites and natural plant products
- plant breeding
- plant biotechnology and molecular genetics
- post-harvest physiology
- public horticulture
- stress physiology
Student research and outreach projects in each of these areas can result in a masters degree in plant science. Through joint collaborations with participating departments and colleges, we also offer MLA and Ph.D. options.
Masters of Landscape Architecture degrees (MLA, MSLA, MALA) are offered through an intercollegiate arrangement between the Department of Plant Science and the College of Arts and Architecture. For more information about the Landscape Architecture program, visit the Graduate Degrees in Landscape Architecture website.
The Department of Plant Sciences also offers a Ph.D, degree in Plants, Soil and Environmental Sciences in collaboration with the soils faculty in Biosystems Engineering and Soil Sciences.
Plant Sciences' related concentrations for a Ph.D. degree in Plant Science include the following:
- Crop Sciences
- Plant Breeding
- Plant Molecular Genetics
- Weed Science