Plant Biology department offers a broad spectrum of educational and research opportunities in plant and fungal biology. We are committed to providing outstanding scientific research opportunities and the long-term career development of our students.

Degree Type: Masters

Degree Program Code: MS_PBIO

Degree Program Summary:

The Department of Plant Biology offers a graduate program leading to the MS degree. Program strengths include a very flexible curriculum to meet the needs of individual students, guaranteed stipend funding, professional development opportunities (teaching, grant writing, mentoring, outreach), and a very active Plant Biology Graduate Student Association (PBGSA).

Prospective students should address inquiries to the Graduate Coordinator, Department of Plant Biology. Our Web address is Graduate students are eligible for a number of university fellowships and research and teaching assistantships. The deadline for applications is December 1. Students are normally only admitted at the beginning of the fall semester.

Facilities for graduate training in plant biology include greenhouses, growth chambers, field plots, the herbarium, electron microscope laboratory, molecular cytology facility, genomics and bioinformatics facilities, computing facilities, and modern research laboratories. Cooperative arrangements for joint research exist with such off-campus facilities as the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, State Botanical Garden, UGA Marine Institute, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and other regional research centers.

Locations Offered:

Athens (Main Campus)

College / School:

Franklin College of Arts & Sciences

346 Brooks Hall
Athens, GA 30602



Plant Biology

Graduate Coordinator(s):

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