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Plant Breeding

Cornell University

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About

The field of plant breeding encourages applications from students interested in crop improvement in the context of global agriculture. Faculty research areas include not only applied breeding of major crops such as cereals, forages, potato, and diverse fruits and vegetables but also molecular genetics and genomics of crop plants. The Plant Breeding program is offered by Cornell University.

Overview

Education

  • The applied breeding program deals with development of plant materials for greater yield, disease resistance, adaptability, quality, etc. and with studies of breeding methods and principles. Molecular and biochemical studies to identify and isolate agriculturally important genes seek to relate information from model species to crop plant genomes, to compare crop genomes, to assess genetic diversity, and to develop bioinformatic tools relevant to crop improvement.
  • Conservation and evolutionary genetics of crop plants and their wild relatives is an additional topic of research. Many faculty members include both applied breeding and molecular study in their programs.
  • Prospective applicants may wish to correspond with faculty members in their area of interest. The field list of faculty gives general topics of research and/or crops studied for each field member.
The Plant Breeding program is offered by Cornell University.

Programme Structure

  • Course work available ranges from plant breeding methods to molecular breeding to intellectual property issues. 
  • Special opportunities are available for students interested in international experience. 
  • Graduate students receive a broad education preparing them for careers in many areas of plant biology and agriculture.

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
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Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Recommendations
    • A statement of purpose
    • Transcripts
    • English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20800 USD/year
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  • National

    20800 USD/year
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