Botany, M.Sc. | Claremont Graduate University (CGU) | Claremont, United States
30 months
1980 USD/credit 23760 USD/year
1980 USD/credit 23760 USD/year
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Botany from Claremont Graduate University (CGU) focuses on systematics and evolution of higher plants. The program is offered in conjunction with California Botanic Garden, one of the nation’s premier research-focused botanic gardens.


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
  • Floristics
  • Molecular Systematics
  • Monographic and Revisionary Studies
  • Phylogenetics
  • Plant Anatomy
  • Plant Geography
  • Population and Conservation Genetics
  • Reproductive Biology

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Advanced Vascular Plant Phylogenetic Systematics
  • Special Topics in Plant Systematics: Readings in Phylogenetics
  • Special Topics in Plant Systematics: Current Methodologies in Systematics
  • Morphometrics
  • Continuous Registration (MS Students)
  • Seminar Series

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 30 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

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.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.
  • Application
  • $80 Application fee
  • Official transcripts (undergraduate/graduate)
  • Resume
  • 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)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1980 USD per credit during 30 months.
  • National

    23760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1980 USD per credit during 30 months.

Living costs for Claremont

1100 - 1600 USD /month
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