2009-2010 Graduate Catalog 
    Feb 27, 2020  
2009-2010 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Plant Science

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The Plant Science Department is an integrated interdisciplinary department that includes crops, plant breeding, genetics, entomology, plant pathology, soils, water management, and weed science. The primary goals of the department are to conduct research in the above areas, to transmit the results to the public, and to help prepare students for a quality life which includes preparation for an occupation in one or more of the above-mentioned disciplines. Specializations in Horticultural Crop Management, Machinery Systems and Water Management are offered in collaboration with the Department of Horticulture, Forestry, Landscape and Parks, and the Department of Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering, respectively.

Available Options for Graduate Degrees

    Master of Science:  Option A
                                    Option B
Doctor of Philosophy:  60-Credit Plan
                                    90-Credit Plan

Core Requirements

MS students required to have 2 credits of Graduate Seminar, one oral and one in poster format. All students are required to have teaching experience.

PhD students required to have 3 credits of Graduate Seminar, at least one oral and one in poster format. All students are required to have at least one teaching experience during their Ph.D. program.

Additional Admission Requirements

GRE: recommended, but not required
TOEFL: minimum requirement of 560 paper-based, 220 computer-based, 83 Internet-based
Students must be accepted by an advisor before admission is granted.

General Requirements (Master’s Degree and PhD)

Graduate students should consult with their advisor before registering for graduate work.

See Master’s Degree Requirements and Doctor of Philosophy Degree Requirements.

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