Graduate Programs


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

To apply to graduate school at UGA in the plant sciences: Select the Integrated Plant Sciences (IPS) program for PhD studies.  Complete a background and interest form and send in application materials to the Graduate School such as transcripts (official or unofficial), GRE scores, Statement of Purpose, Curriculum Vitae, and 3 letters of recommendation.  For questions about IPS, please contact the IPS Graduate Coordinator.

“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