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.
- Biology of Ferns
- Fundamentals of Field Science
- Environmental Problem Solving
- Botany Field Trip
- Tropical Plant Systematics
- Plant Growth & Development
- Global Change Ecology
- Botany Seminar
- 48 months
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DisciplinesBiology Plant & Crop Sciences Genetics View 181 other PhDs in Biology in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- The equivalent of a UVM major in a natural or physical science;
- Strong scores on the Graduate Record Examination;
- Evidence of previous research experience
International51600 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1720 USD per credit during 48 months.
National51600 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1720 USD per credit during 48 months.
In-State20490 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 683 USD per credit during 48 months.
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