Plant Biology, M.Sc. | University of Georgia | Athens, United States
12 months
24676 USD/year
24676 USD/year
8698 USD/year
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Plant Biology department at the University of Georgia offers a broad spectrum of educational and research opportunities in plant and fungal biology. We are committed to providing outstanding scientific research opportunities and the long-term career development of our students.


About this Degree

UGA’s Plant Biology Department at the University of Georgia is a multidisciplinary program with 25 full-time faculty working on a wide range of research problems in the plant and fungal sciences. We are one of the top ranked plant biology departments in the United States. While the Plant Biology Department is named on the basis of the predominant organisms studied, it has always defined its overall mission broadly to include many disciplinary areas. 

We are particularly strong in the overlapping areas of molecular genetics, biochemistry and physiology, biology education, cellular and developmental biology, genomics and bioinformatics, systematics, and ecology. A focus on evolutionary principles unites the diverse disciplines within the department. Visit the Research Areas pages to learn more about the breadth of our interests, then visit a faculty member’s individual homepage to learn about his or her specific focal areas.

Programme Structure


  • Genome Evolution Across the Tree of Life
  • Plant-Animal Interactions
  • Concepts in Bioinformatics and Omics
  • Plant Taxonomy
  • Computational Plant Science
  • Plant Variation and Evolution

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the online Background and Interest Form
  • Complete the online application to the UGA Graduate School
  • Transcripts
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) Scores: The PBIO M.S. Program no longer requires GRE scores, but they will be accepted as supplemental application material. 
  • Letters of Recommendation: Three letters of recommendation must be submitted using the online recommendation form of the Graduate School
  • English Language Tests for International Students
  • Certificate of Finances
  • Application fee

Tuition Fee

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    24676 USD/year
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  • National

    24676 USD/year
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  • In-State

    8698 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 8698 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Athens

720 - 1170 USD /month
Living costs

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