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Plant Breeding

Cornell University

24 months
Duration
20800 USD/year
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About

The field of Plant Breeding at Cornell University, encourages applications from students interested in crop improvement in the context of global agriculture. Faculty research areas include not only applied breeding of major crops such as cereals, forages, potato, and diverse fruits and vegetables but also molecular genetics and genomics of crop plants.

Overview

The applied breeding program deals with development of plant materials for greater yield, disease resistance, adaptability, quality, etc. and with studies of breeding methods and principles. Molecular and biochemical studies to identify and isolate agriculturally important genes seek to relate information from model species to crop plant genomes, to compare crop genomes, to assess genetic diversity, and to develop bioinformatic tools relevant to crop improvement. 

Conservation and evolutionary genetics of crop plants and their wild relatives is an additional topic of research. Many faculty members include both applied breeding and molecular study in their programs.

Learning Outcomes

The learning outcomes for the field of Plant Breeding from Cornell University, are broad as they are intended to encompass the shared core competencies that all students must have to succeed in their graduate work and future careers.

Programme Structure

concentrations included:

  • Plant Breeding: Development of plant materials for greater yield, disease resistance, climate resilience, and quality
  • Plant Genetics: Molecular genetic studies to identify important genes, compare genomes, assess diversity, and develop bioinformatic tools

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

60 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • all Graduate School Requirements
  • including the TOEFL or IELTS Exam for Non-Native English Applicants
  • three recommendations
  • Please note: the GRE general test is not required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20800 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 20800 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    20800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20800 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Ithaca

1128 - 2460 USD /month
Living costs

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Funding

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