M.Sc. On Campus

Plant Biology

Rutgers University

12 months
15072 USD/year
15072 USD/year
8868 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Plant Biology Graduate Program from Rutgers University offers the master's degree without thesis (M.S.), the master's degree with thesis (M.S.), and the doctoral degree (Ph.D.). Required undergraduate preparation normally includes calculus, general and organic chemistry, physics, general biology or equivalent, genetics, and some botanical training


Students with strong academic records and other evidence of scholarly talents or promise are encouraged to apply. Submission of the Graduate Record Examination score is required and an appropriate subject test score is strongly recommended (example: biology, cell and molecular, ecology, or biochemistry). A variety of fellowships and teaching and research assistantships are available.

The faculty of the Plant Biology Graduate Program at Rutgers University is composed of members from a wide variety of disciplines. The majority of faculty members are from the Department of Plant Biology and Pathology at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences.

Learning Goals 

  • Student progress towards completion of course credit requirements by the thesis committee
  • Grades in graduate courses meet program requirements
  • Annual Progress Report towards graduation to submitted and reviewed by the faculty advisor
  • Meeting with MS thesis committee
  • Publications and poster and oral presentations
  • Assessment of thesis by the MS thesis committee
  • Public defense of thesis

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Plant Physiology
  • Advanced Plant Genetics 
  • Plant Molecular Biology
  • Fungi & Human Health
  • Plant Biochemistry & Metabolism
  • Applied Plant Science Statistics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
153 (verbal)
150 (quantitative)
3.5 (analytical)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application
  • Personal Statement
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts from all other universities and colleges attended - To be sent directly from your institute to the Graduate Admission Office
  • The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores
  • Test of English as Foreign Language
  • Resume
  • Tuition Fee

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    • International

      15072 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 15072 USD per year during 12 months.
    • National

      15072 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 15072 USD per year during 12 months.
    • In-State

      8868 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 8868 USD per year during 12 months.

    Living costs for New Brunswick

    1204 - 2963 USD /month
    Living costs

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


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