Faculty at the Institute for Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics train students in modern plant breeding methods and conduct basic research on the genetics of crop traits important to agriculture and humankind.

The Institute for Plant Breeding, Genetics & Genomics offers a master’s degree in Plant Breeding, Genetics & Genomics.

Degree Awarded: MS

Degree Code: MS_PBGG

An overall core curriculum for each degree ensures broad training, while providing the flexibility to emphasize topical areas of greatest interest to individual students. Each student will conduct their thesis work under the supervision of his/her major professor and an advisory committee.

Admitted students will receive competitive assistantships and a waiver of tuition.

The MS degree requires a minimum of 24 hours of coursework, along with 6 hours of research credit, and one hour of seminar credit.

School/College: College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

101 Conner Hall
Athens, GA 30602-7501


Academic Department: Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics

111 Riverbend Road
Athens, GA 30602-1680

Graduate Coordinator: Esther van der Knaap


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