University of Florida

24 months
30134 USD/year
30134 USD/year
12740 USD/year
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The Department offers studies in the areas of biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, physiology, ecology, systematics, and evolution. The Botany program is offered at University of Florida.


Specific areas of specialization include anatomy/morphology with emphasis on extant and fossil vascular plants; ecology and environmental studies including ecosystem ecology, conservation biology and genetics, fire ecology, exotic invasive species, and tropical botany and ecology; cell biology with emphasis on the cytoskeleton and cell morphogenesis; physiology, biochemistry, and molecular biology with emphasis on photosynthesis, growth and development of angiosperms, protein phosphorylation and signal transduction, global analysis of spatial patterns of gene expression; plant secondary metabolism and proteomics; systematics with emphasis on DNA- and morphology-based phylogenetic analyses, phylogeographic studies, molecular evolution/development, and monographic and floristic studies.

The Department of Biology at University of Florida offers graduate work in Botany leading to the degrees of Master of Science, Master of Science in Teaching, and Doctor of Philosophy.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Paleobotany
  • Plant Anatomy
  • Intermediate Plant Physiology
  • Plant Geography
  • Physiological Plant Ecology
  • Tropical Botany
  • Ecosystems of Florida
  • Taxonomy of Vascular Plants
  • Plant Growth and Development
  • Advanced Taxonomy
  • Individual Studies in Botany
  • Supervised Research
  • Advances in Botany
  • Special Topics
  • Graduate Student Seminar
  • Supervised Teaching
  • Internship in College Teaching
  • Research for Master's Thesis
  • Advanced Research
  • Research for Doctoral Dissertation
  • Advanced Ecology
  • Principles of Ecosystem Ecology
  • Tropical Ecology
  • Electron Microscopy of Biological Materials
  • Laboratory in Electron Microscopy
  • Principles of Systematic Biology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A recognized baccalaureate, graduate or professional degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or a comparable degree from an international institution.
  • For applicants with a bachelor’s degree only, a minimum grade point average of B (3.0), calculated from all grades and credits after the semester where the applicant reached 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours is required. Applicants should refer directly to their intended academic units for Graduate Record  Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) requirements. If required, academic test scores are used in the context of a holistic credential review process. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30134 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30134 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    30134 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30134 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    12740 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12740 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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