University of Minnesota

Plant Biological Sciences


Office of Student Affairs and Admissions, 1365 Gortner Avenue, 460 VTH

178 Pillsbury Dr. SE

Saint Paul, MN 55108

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MSc.;, PhD.

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Teaching and research programs include molecular, biochemical, cellular, developmental, physiological, organismal, ecological, and evolutionary biology of plants, algae, and fungi. Specific areas of research include genomics, gene expression, chromosome structure, organelle biogenesis, plant growth substances, response to stress, metabolic activities during development, cellular structure, and ultrastructure of vascular and nonvascular plants, the cytoskeleton in morphogenesis, aquatic biology, lichenology, molecular evolution and systematics, mycology, palynology, and physiology. The programs allow for flexibility and the inclusion of courses from a variety of related areas.


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

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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