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Plant Biology

University of Massachusetts Amherst

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
Duration
20080 USD/year
20080 USD/year
9342 USD/year
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Tuition fee
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About

The Plant Biology program of the University of Massachusetts Amherst is designed to accommodate students of diverse academic backgrounds and career plans.

Overview

All students enrolled in the Plant Biology program of the University of Massachusetts Amherst are required to perform independent research and prepare a thesis. The PB Program does not offer a non-thesis option, except for the Fifth Year Master's Program open only to Five College undergraduates.

Typical M.S. Schedule

First Semester

  • Plant Biology core survey course (PB I)
  • One or two PB program-related courses
  • PB seminars and discussions
  • Thesis Advisor selected and approved by end of semester

Second Semester

  • Thesis Committee assembled and approved as early in semester as possible
  • Plant Biology core proposal writing course – optional (PB II)
  • One or two PB program-related courses
  • Journal club
  • PB seminars and discussions

Third Semester

  • Beginning of semester, Thesis Outline approved and submitted to Graduate School (no later than 4 months prior to defending)
  • One or two elective courses
  • Journal club
  • PB seminars and discussions

Fourth Semester

  • Journal club
  • PB seminars and discussions
  • Defense of Thesis Examination

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Completion of at least three 600-level Plant Biology program-related courses (see course listings for the PhD)
  • Six (minimum) to ten (maximum) credits of Master's Thesis (BIOLOGY 699)
  • Four or more credits from PB journal clubs (1-2 cr. per semester - see pg. 3) PLSOIL 791A (Seminar Preparation and Presentation) can be taken one semester in lieu of a journal club.
  • Four credits from Plant Biology seminars and discussions (1 credit per semester - see pg. 3)
  • The remaining graduate credits are elective.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

60 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must submit the standard Application form for Graduate School, available online.
  • Official transcripts
  • Two letters of reference must be provided
  • Submission of Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores is not required
  • Students whose native language is not English must submit TOEFL scores
  • The "Personal Statement" as requested on the University of Massachusetts application form should include a brief narrative that addresses work experience, research experience, and scholarship.
  • Applicants should include reprints of papers published in refereed science journals and/or abstracts from papers presented at meetings (only if they are written in English). Do not including any extraneous information such as photocopies of diplomas, certificates of award, etc.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20080 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10040 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    20080 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10040 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    9342 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4671 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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