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Future Students

Welcome to the Department of Plant Sciences page for prospective and enrolled students interested in finding out about our graduate programs. Whether you’re a prospective student trying to find the college that best fits your interests, an enrolled student looking at alternatives to your current program, or simply have a love for plants, you’ll discover that the Department of Plant Sciences is a great place to study.

The primary requirement for admission is evidence of intellectual achievement and potential for successful graduate study. Applicants should hold at least a bachelor's degree or its equivalent in a physical or biological science or in engineering from an institution of acceptable standing. The minimum acceptable grade point average is a "B" or its equivalent. Translation of transcripts from non-US institutions into a grading system similar to the American 4.0 point scale will help those applicants to be compared appropriately with their American counterparts.