48 months
1720 USD/credit 51600 USD/year
1720 USD/credit 51600 USD/year
683 USD/credit 20490 USD/year
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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.


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.

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

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

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  • International

    51600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1720 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    51600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1720 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • In-State

    20490 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 683 USD per credit during 48 months.

Living costs for Burlington

1269 - 1888 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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