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Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics & Genomics

Academic Programs

Research Assistantship Opportunities


The University of Georgia Plant Breeding, Genetics & Genomics graduate program invites applications for admission of M.S. and Ph.D. candidates. While applications can be submitted at any time throughout the year, applications received by December 1 will be guaranteed full consideration for Fall admission. Applications will be reviewed by the IPBGG Steering Committee and, when pre-accepted, forwarded to the whole faculty for review. Full review of pre-accepted applicants will begin in early January each year. Application materials submitted after the deadline and throughout the year will be reviewed on a case by case basis. Accepted graduate students can start in Fall, Spring, or Summer semester.

Compensation packages include competitive stipends and tuition assistance. Research opportunities are available with the following Graduate Faculty members:

Formal application must be made to the Graduate School but you also are encouraged to contact in advance with a statement of purpose/personal essay, unofficial transcripts and curriculum vitae.

The Institute for Plant Breeding, Genetics & Genomics offers a Master's degree and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Plant Breeding, Genetics & Genomics. Interested students can apply for admission through the Institute.


An overall core curriculum for each degree ensures broad training, while providing the flexibility to emphasize topical areas of greatest interest to individual students. Each student will conduct their thesis or dissertation work under the supervision of his/her major professor and an advisory committee.


Admitted students will receive competitive assistantships and a waiver of tuition.