Integrated Plant Sciences (IPS) allows first-year graduate students to explore the research areas of nearly 60 faculty and 8 participating PhD graduate programs.

The University of Georgia Integrated Plant Sciences (IPS) Program offers graduate students pursuing a doctoral degree opportunities to explore different areas of plant and fungal sciences research before selecting a home department and research focus. A hallmark of this competitive UGA graduate program is its emphasis on interdisciplinary research by faculty and students.

Degree Awarded: PhD

Degree Code: PHD_IPSC

During their first semester IPS graduate students engage in a core curriculum with opportunities to rotate through the labs of faculty from across 8 different PhD departments and institutes. By the end of the fall semester, IPS students are expected to select a sponsoring faculty advisor/lab. IPS graduate students are then admitted to the PhD graduate program of the primary home department of the faculty advisor and will be required to meet all the doctoral degree requirements in that department. The IPS is not a degree granting program, rather it is designed to broaden research opportunities for students who wish to explore the breadth and depth of research in the plant sciences.

School/College: College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Conner Hall Athens, GA 30602-7501 706-542-3924

Academic Department: Integrated Plant Sciences

Graduate Coordinator: Esther van der Knaap


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