Graduate Programs

The Plant Center faculty have a strong commitment to graduate education, and various assistantships are available leading to MS or PhD degrees.

Plant Center graduate students enjoy interdisciplinary training and synergistic interactions that span biochemistry, breeding, developmental biology, evolution, genetics and genomics.  Your experience is enriched by a vibrant community that consists of over 60 graduate students, 20 postdocs and 30 research scientists and associates who come together regularly for scientific exchanges and immersion through the Plant Center Fall Retreat and the Spring Symposium.

Take a tour of the Plant Center Labs, browse the faculty list by research area below, or fill out the interest form to receive more information or guidance on your UGA Graduate School application. Applications to the  UGA Graduate School should clearly indicate the student’s department(s) of interest. Applicants are strongly advised to contact the faculty under whom they would like to study before applying.

“The Plant Center is a ‘home away from home,’ that I feel is a comfortable place for me to hone my skills as a fungal/plant biologist, as well as foster professional development for the future.”  – Alexander Mela