12 months
31798 USD/year
31798 USD/year
13380 USD/year
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Both thesis and project options are available for the major in Plant Sciences at University of Tennessee Knoxville, each guided by a graduate committee consisting of the major professor and two or more other faculty members. 


About this Degree

Studies are possible across a wide variety of crop commodities, including fruits, vegetables, weeds, cereals, grains, turfgrass, ornamental plants, and public horticulture. 

Plant Sciences students from University of Tennessee Knoxville can undertake research to address challenges related to plant protection, molecular biology, breeding, genetics, biotechnology, physiology, ecology, culture, and management. Students must select a formal concentration as a focus of study.

Concentrations (Required) and Options Available:

  • Crop Sciences — Thesis, Project
  • Horticulture — Thesis, Project
  • Plant Breeding — Thesis, Project 
  • Plant Molecular Genetics — Thesis, Project 
  • Weed Science — Thesis, Project

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Molecular Biology and Genomics

  • Qualitative Research in Education

  • Environmental Soil Chemistry

  • Soil-Plant Nutrient Cycling in Managed Ecosystems

  • Soil Biology and Biochemistry

  • Development and Management of Collections

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Domestic applicants may apply up to two weeks prior to the beginning of the desired term of entry


30 SCH



On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be considered for admission, students should have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with evidence of ability to do work of graduate quality.
  • Successful applicants to the Plant Sciences Graduate program are expected to have at least a 3.00 GPA on a 4.00 scale.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31798 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31798 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    31798 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31798 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • In-State

    13380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13380 USD for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Knoxville

885 - 1454 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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