The Department of Plant Sciences provides graduate level educational and research opportunities, led by the Herbert College of Agriculture, for students interested in the following concentrations:
Plant Molecular Genetics
We are very happy that you have chosen to pursue an advanced degree with us and look forward to working with you over the next few years. I am confident that most of you will be able to look back on this experience as one of the more enjoyable and exciting times of your life. You are making the transition from student to professional, and you will be conducting independent research— research of which you will be proud.
Do your best in your coursework and research project, but don’t miss out on enjoying the friendship of your fellow graduate students, in this department as well as others. It is true in my case, and I am quite sure that the faculty in our department will agree, that some of the best friendships you will cultivate in your life are fellow graduate students.
Please do not hesitate to contact your advisor, a faculty member, Graduate Coordinator Bill Klingeman, Administrative Assistant for Student Records Sandy Kitts, or me if you have any questions, need guidance, or have suggestions. We welcome input on ways to strengthen this experience for future students. I have an open door policy. My office is in Room 358 Plant Biotechnology Building.
Professor and Department Head
Graduate students conduct research under the guidance of a professor. Meet Plant Sciences faculty and discover their areas of research and programming.
Master of Landscape Architecture degrees are offered through an intercollegiate partnership.
The Plant Biotechnology Building provides excellent laboratory space and facilities for a range of research, including a world class Omics Hub.
UT Institute of Agriculture Greenhouses have recently received major renovation and expansion that has increased capabilities.
UT Gardens provides excellent training, education, and research opportunities for students.
The Graduate Student Association promotes fellowship among upper level Plant Sciences students.