Botany from Claremont Graduate University (CGU) is a research-intensive program with a robust fieldwork component. Located in a unique 86-acre learning environment dedicated to conservation of the state’s flora, facilities include a botanical library, fully equipped molecular and anatomy laboratories, comprehensive herbarium, scanning electron microscope, greenhouses, and growth chambers.
You’ll find abundant opportunities for hands-on research at California Botanic Garden, working alongside collegial faculty-mentors dedicated to advancing knowledge in the field. A seminar series addressing topics of systematic and evolutionary botany is offered weekly during each semester and draws attendees not only from our student body but also from the biology research community, faculty, and students at nearby colleges and universities.
Botany students may pursue concentrations in the following subdisciplines:
- Comparative Morphology
- Molecular Systematics
- Monographic and Revisionary Studies
- Plant Anatomy
- Plant Geography
- Population and Conservation Genetics
- Reproductive Biology
- Advanced Vascular Plant Phylogenetic Systematics
- Special Topics in Plant Systematics: Readings in Phylogenetics
- Special Topics in Plant Systematics: Current Methodologies in Systematics
- Continuous Registration (MS Students)
- Seminar Series
- 30 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
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Applicants who feel that their Grade Point Averages do not adequately represent their ability to succeed in a graduate program may find it helpful to submit GRE scores for consideration.
- You must have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale (or equivalent).
- You should have a demonstrated ability to perform independent research.
- $80 Application fee
- Official transcripts (undergraduate/graduate)
- English proficiency exam (international applicants only)
- Copy of Passport
- Affidavit of Financial Support
- Financial Statement or Proof
- Statement of purpose
- Three letters of recommendation
- Test scores (GRE)
International23760 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1980 USD per credit during 30 months.
National23760 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1980 USD per credit during 30 months.
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