Graduate programs in the Department of Plant Sciences train and educate students through academics, hands-on research, and service. The programs are designed to provide students with comprehensive knowledge of their chosen discipline and an understanding of regional and global issues, preparing them for the demands of their field of employment.
CEREAL SCIENCE M.S. AND PH.D.
The Cereal Science M.S. program teaches students the composition, functionality, and utilization of cereals and grains. The Ph.D. program further trains students to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate cereal-based food systems.
The Horticulture program offers areas of specialization in biotechnology, breeding and genetics, physiology, propagation, and production and management of horticultural crops such as woody plants, potatoes, vegetables, and herbaceous ornamentals.
PLANT SCIENCES M.S. AND PH.D.
The Plant Sciences program offers specialized training in biotechnology, crop physiology, field and forage crop production and management, plant breeding and genetics, sports and urban turfgrass management, and weed science.
GENOMICS, PHENOMICS AND BIOINFORMATICS M.S. AND PH.D.
Genomics, Phenomics and Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary graduate program that includes advanced study, training and research in functional genomics, high-throughput phenotyping, and computation analysis of genomic and phenomic data.