Our Plant Breeding and genetics faculty members at Texas A&M University rely on conventional and molecular breeding techniques to modify specific targets such as yield potential, crop quality, biotic and abiotic stress resistance, and/or reduced crop production costs. Breeders of grain crops such as corn, wheat, sorghum, and rice have developed varieties that have improved grain yield, resist diseases and insect pests, resist lodging, and possess improved nutrition or processing quality.
Our faculty have developed genotypes of bioenergy crops such as sweet sorghums, sugar cane, forage sorghums, and perennial grasses with exceptional sugar production per unit land area for ethanol production or biomass for cellulosic ethanol production. Cotton breeders and geneticists in Soil and Crop Sciences have developed unique interspecies lines through hybridization of different species of cotton as well as developed strains with exceptional fiber quality and drought tolerance. Our plant breeding faculty work with sugar cane, rice, cotton, corn, cowpea, wheat, oat, sorghum, perennial grasses, turf grasses, forage legumes, and peanut
The Graduate Program of the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences is designed to prepare students for careers in research, teaching, extension, industry, and management of agronomic enterprises.
Members of the faculty have expertise in biological sciences, biotechnology, cereal chemistry, crop breeding and genetics, cooperative extension technology, crop physiology, cytogenetics, ecosystem management, environmental physics, environmental sciences, environmental soil science, environmental toxicology, genetics, invasive weed species, microbiology, molecular biology, molecular genetics, physical sciences, plant physiology, protein chemistry, quantitative plant genetics, soil chemistry, soil fertility, soil genesis and classification, soil hydrological sciences, soil microbiology, soil mineralogy, soil physics, turfgrass science, turfgrass management, urban ecosystem management, water quality, watershed management, and weed science
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Programme StructureCourses include:
- Cytological and Histological Principles in Plant Breeding
- Crop Physiology
- Integrated Farming Systems
- Host Plant Resistance
- Introduction to Environmental Biophysics
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesSoil Science Plant & Crop Sciences View 108 other Masters in Plant & Crop Sciences in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A complete application through the Apply Texas on line application process
- The statement of purpose describing the student’s career goals and background information
- Three letters of recommendation are required, preferably from faculty or advisors, which evaluate your potential for graduate studies.
- Acceptance by a professor in Soil and Crop Sciences to serve as the student’s graduate advisory committee chair
International17073 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 17073 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
National17073 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 17073 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
In-State7867 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 7867 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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