University of Georgia

College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Plant Breeding, Genetics & Genomics


UGA Graduate School, 320 East Clayton Street, Suite 400

Athens, GA 30602

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D.-Plant Breeding, Genetics & Genomics, M.S.-Plant Breeding, Genetics & Genomics

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Institute for Plant Breeding, Genetics & Genomics offers a Masters
degree and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Plant Breeding, Genetics &

Interested students can apply for admission through the Institute.
Our mission is to develop improved plant cultivars from agronomic and
horticultural species of importance to Georgia, the US, and worldwide.
Institute faculty train graduate students in modern plant breeding
methods and conduct basic research on the genetics of crop traits important to
agriculture and human kind. An overall core curriculum for each degree
ensures broad training, while providing the flexibility to emphasize
topical areas of greatest interest to individual students. Each student will
conduct their thesis or dissertation work under the supervision of his/her
major professor and an advisory committee. Admitted students will receive
competitive assistantships.


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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