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:
- Peng Chee (cotton molecular breeding)
- Patrick Conner (pecan breeding and genetics)
- Katrien Devos (cereal genetics & comparative genome analysis)
- Scott Jackson (crop genomics and cytogenetics)
- Zenglu Li (soybean breeding and genomics)
- Cecilia McGregor (vegetable breeding and genomics)
- Mohamed Mergoum (small grains)
- Ali Missaoui (forage and biomass breeding and genetics)
- Peggy Ozias-Akins (plant reproduction; peanut breeding and genomics)
- Paul Raymer (turfgrass breeding and genetics)
- Carol Robacker (ornamental plant breeding and genetics)
- John Ruter (ornamental plant breeding and genetics)
- Brian Schwartz (turfgrass breeding)
- Esther van der Knaap (tomato and other Solanaceous crops)
- Jason Wallace (crop quantitative genetics & genomics; crop-microbiome interactions)
- Dayton Wilde (ornamental plant genetics and genomics)
- Donglin Zhang (ornamental plant breeding and genetics)
Formal application must be made to the Graduate School http://grad.uga.edu/index.php/prospective-students/domestic-application-information/requirements/ but you also are encouraged to contact email@example.com 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.