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Graduate Studies

Are you interested in crop science, horticulture, landscape architecture, plant breeding, plant molecular genetics, or weed science?

The Department of Plant Sciences provides graduate level educational and research opportunities, led by the Herbert College of Agriculture, for students interested in a range of concentrations.

Please do not hesitate to contact your advisor, a faculty member, Graduate Coordinator Bill Klingeman, or Administrative Assistant for Student Records Sandy Kitts if you have any questions, need guidance, or have suggestions.

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Graduate students conduct research under the guidance of a professor. Meet Plant Sciences faculty and discover their areas of research and programming.

PROGRAMS

Beef and Forage Center

UT Crops

FACULTY


PROGRAMS

UT Horticulture

FACULTY


PROGRAMS

UT River Studio

FACULTY

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PROGRAMS

Center for Agricultural Synthetic Biology

Omics Hub

Rachel Chair of Excellence in Plant Molecular Genetics

FACULTY


PROGRAMS

Tennessee Master and Advanced Nursery Producer Program

UT Sustainable Nursery and Landscape

FACULTY


PROGRAMS

UT Organic and Sustainable Crops

VOL Supported Agriculture CSA (VSA)

FACULTY


PROGRAMS

UT Commercial Vegetable

UT Crops

FACULTY


PROGRAMS

Tennessee Master Gardener Program

UT Gardens

UT Horticulture

FACULTY


FACULTY


Programs

Herbicide Stewardship

FACULTY


Explore Coursework

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Master's, Science in Plant Sciences
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Master's, Landscape Architecture
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Ph.D., Plant, Soil, & Environmental Sciences
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Plant Sciences Minor
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Visit the Plant Sciences Graduate Student Handbook for information about admissions, procedures, and curriculum.

Plant Sciences Professor John Sorochan gives a tour of Neyland Stadium to the Graduate Student Association

The Graduate Student Association promotes fellowship among upper level Plant Sciences students.

Petri dishes sit on a rack with green plant material growing in them

The Plant Biotechnology Building provides excellent laboratory spaces and facilities for a range of your research, including a world class Omics Hub.


two researchers oversee data collection from hydroponic systems in the UT Greenhouses

UT Institute of Agriculture Greenhouses have recently received major renovation and expansion that has increased capabilities for your work.


A view of a gazebo amongst UT Gardens in bloom on a clear Spring day

UT Gardens provides relevant training, education, and research opportunities for you.


Graduate Coordinator William Klingeman

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Master of Landscape Architecture degrees are offered through an intercollegiate partnership.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Plant Sciences Graduate Student Resources

Award Incentive Program

Tips for Writing a Statement of Intent Letter

Minutes from the 2021 Graduate Student Roundtable

Frequently Asked Questions (Coming Soon)

GSS Travel Funds Request Process (Coming Soon)

Additional Graduate Student Resources