The Plant Biology Program (formerly the Department of Botany) has a long and distinguished history at the University of Kansas. Current faculty interests include ecophysiology, paleobotany, population genetics, and the systematics and evolution of plants and fungi. Graduate students can obtain guidance in these areas and Master's or Ph.D. degrees in Botany or Biology. In addition to modern laboratory resources in Haworth Hall, available resources include experimental field plots and natural areas owned by KU, and the KU Herbarium, with about 350,000 specimens, and the Paleobotanical Collections, with approximately 200,000 specimens, both administered through the KU Museum of Natural History and Biodiversity Research Center.
The University of Kansas is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. This institution has been continuously accredited since 1913. In addition, certain programs of the University have specialized accreditation.
International Student Requirements:
International applicants must submit proof of English proficiency. Generally this is accomplished by submitting scores from the TOEFL-ibt exam. For regular admission, all part scores must be at least 20.