Our master's and doctorate in plant science – the only such degrees in Idaho – are multifocused and multidisciplinary. They’ll prepare you for both urban- and rural-based careers in private industry, public service and academia.
As a student in our program, you can expect to get a thorough education in economically, environmentally and socially sustainable plant production systems and management practices. Our core curriculum provides foundations in plant biology, plant ecology, plant breeding and genetics, plant production and plant protection. In addition, you'll engage in stimulating and rigorous course work, field work and independent research in:
-Plant pathology (including bacteriology, biological control, epidemiology, molecular biology, nematology and virology)
-Plant breeding and genetics
-Horticulture (including fruit and vegetable crops, urban landscape management and ornamentals)
The University of Idaho is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.