Indiana University

College of Arts and Sciences

Plant Biology


Wright Educational Building, 201 North Rose Ave.

940 E. Seventh Street

Bloomington, IN 47408

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Plant Biology Molecular Biology & Genetics Evolution, Ecology & Behavior

Format: Campus

Program Description:

As one of the top Plant Biology programs in the United States, IU brings together faculty, students, and postdoctoral fellows in the study of plants from the molecular to community level. With more than 20 faculty members participating in the program, practically every sub discipline of plant biology is represented including; biochemistry; molecular biology; cell biology; physiology; development; evolution; population biology; ecology, and systematics. State-of-the-art facilities, include growth chambers, greenhouses and a $3 Botany Experimental Field opened in 2008, enabling scientists to simulate various climates and conditions in a controlled environment. A fine-tuned blend of seminars, journal clubs, and extensive faculty interactions ensure that our students are exposed to a dynamic research environment during their training, while also getting the individual attention to fully develop their scientific potential. Our Ph.D. students are fully supported for at least five years with assistantships or fellowships, and M.A. students are supported for two years. Students choose either a molecular or organismal approach, and apply through the Molecular Biology & Genetics Program or the Evolution, Ecology & Behavior Program. Visit our "Apply Now" section of our website for online and downloadable application materials.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

International Student Requirements:

All international students are required to take the TOEFL. Written TOEFL of 600 or more, and an IBT score of 100 or more.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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