Forest Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology, M.Sc. | Michigan Technological University | Houghton, United States
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Forest Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology

12 months
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About

The Forest Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology program of Michigan Technological University is the most lab-based of our graduate programs, but highly relevant to the field, working with mechanisms of heredity and expression of genotypes in forest trees.

Overview

Program Strengths and Opportunities

  • Study the evolution of trees as drivers of terrestrial biodiversity with the Forest Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology program of Michigan Technological University. Work on important developments related to climate change response, for example, growing the right species in the right places.
  • DNA microarray, DNA sequencing, remote sensing, plant and soil ecology: 6,500 feet of labs and facilities, 2,000 feet of greenhouse, and 5,397 acres of research forest. Collaborative research labs and institutions across campus.  
  • A 100-percent job placement rate for graduate students in this discipline.
  • Tap into the wide breadth of expertise within our small, friendly academic community. Get to know us, and find who you want to work with.
  • Research degrees are non-specific, and we intentionally set a low number of required classes, unless your committee requires them.
  • Explore your interests with your committee and your advisor to define the optimal educational experience.

Where you'll work

Our 6,500 square feet of lab space and 2,000 square feet of greenhouse space provide ample opportunities for research. Our facilities include DNA sequencing and microarray labs, metabolome and genome profiling labs, tissue culture and tree transformation labs, and ecological genomics labs. Study comparative gene expression and conduct genomic analysis using functional genomics instrumentation in our molecular biology facilities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Woody Plants of North America
  • Forest Certification
  • Forest Management
  • Economic Analysis of Forestry
  • Advanced Terrestrial Ecology
  • Restoration Ecology

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Apply at least a semester in advance of projected admission to improve your chances of receiving funding.

Credits

30 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 3 Letters of Recommendation (1 Letter of Recommendation for Michigan Tech students)
  • Résumé / Curriculum vitae
  • Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale
  • Please view our faculty web page and identify three faculty members that you would like to work with
  • TOEFL: Required Score of 79 iBT
  • IELTS: Required Overall Band Score of 6.5

Tuition Fee

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    23332 USD/year
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  • National

    23332 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 23332 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Houghton

1000 - 1500 USD /month
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Funding

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