Plant Biology

University of Georgia

12 months
25186 USD/year
25186 USD/year
8878 USD/year
Tuition fee
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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.


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

  • The Department of Plant Biology offers a graduate program leading to the MS degree. Program strengths include a very flexible curriculum to meet the needs of individual students, guaranteed stipend funding, professional development opportunities (teaching, grant writing, mentoring, outreach), and a very active Plant Biology Graduate Student Association (PBGSA).
  • Prospective students should address inquiries to the Graduate Coordinator, Department of Plant Biology. Graduate students are eligible for a number of university fellowships and research and teaching assistantships. The deadline for applications is December 1. Students are normally only admitted at the beginning of the fall semester.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission and Application Procedures
  • Readmission Procedures
  • Deferring an Application
  • Application Fee
  • McNair Scholars Program
  • Transcripts and Academic Records
  • Entrance Test Scores
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Non-Degree or Transient Status
  • Application Forms
  • Summary of Materials

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25186 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12593 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    25186 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12593 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    8878 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4439 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.


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