Graduate Overview

Graduate Programs Overview

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Help solve the urgent food and resource needs of an ever-growing human population with a graduate degree from the School of Plant Sciences. You’ll get hands-on learning and conduct research that will enable you to develop plant- and microbial-based solutions to our most pressing challenges.

In your program, you will gain an in-depth understanding of agricultural and urban plant systems. Your training may have you conducting research to support plant improvement through genetics, breeding, and symbiosis or creating innovative strategies to mitigate plant disease, improve food safety, and optimize plant growth.

How to apply

A completed application includes any required self-reported grades, transcripts, application fee (fee waivers are available based on financial need), and proof of English proficiency, if required. Visit the University of Arizona Graduate College for a complete list of admissions requirements.

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Lower your costs to attend

The estimated cost to attend the university depends largely on whether you’re a resident or non-resident and whether you plan to live on campus, off campus paying rent, or live with a family member rent-free. You can lower your cost through financial aid and funding support.

Graduate Degrees from the School of Plant Sciences

We offer M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in both Plant Science and Plant Pathology. We also offer a Ph.D. minor program in each area of study. Course requirements for graduate students are individually tailored for each student, with guidance from a faculty advisory committee.

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