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Plant Biology, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #571 (QS) , VT,
The Plant Biology program offered by The University of Vermont offers a research-oriented thesis-based program toward a M.S. or a Ph.D. in Plant Biology that provides training in basic scientific research in diverse aspects of plant biology.

About

The Plant Biology program offered by The University of Vermont include developmental genetics, molecular regulation of gene expression, cell biology, plant-microbe interactions, ecological genomics, systematics and biogeography, and ecology of plant population and community dynamics.

First-year students participate in at least two rotations in research laboratories before committing to one laboratory for completion of dissertation research. Satisfactory completion of the written and oral components of a comprehensive examination are required for advancement to candidacy. 

A student’s Ph.D. degree is culminated by satisfactory completion of a dissertation, a public seminar, and a private defense with their studies committee. In addition to research, all students must participate in a minimum of two courses of supervised teaching.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Biology of Ferns
  • Fundamentals of Field Science
  • Environmental Problem Solving
  • Botany Field Trip
  • Tropical Plant Systematics
  • Plant Growth & Development
  • Global Change Ecology
  • Botany Seminar

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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General Requirements

  • The equivalent of a UVM major in a natural or physical science;
  • Strong scores on the Graduate Record Examination;
  • Evidence of previous research experience

Tuition Fee

  • International

    39160 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39160 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    39160 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39160 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    16768 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16768 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Burlington

  • 1269 - 1890 USD/month
    Living Costs

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