Grad Schools:  

  Agricultural Sciences >> Plant Sciences

Grad School / Program:

  • Plant Biology

  • Contact:
  • 111 Koshland Hall #3102
    Department of Plant & Microbial Biology
    University of California-Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA CA 94720-3
    United States
    Phone: 510-642-9999

  • Degrees Granted:
  • Masters, Doctorate

  • Programs offered:
  • On-campus
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  • Description:
  • These programs train students in modern research areas of plant or microbial biology. An advisor works with each student to design an individual course of study, tailored to the graduate's interests and career goals. Each graduate program features a set of core core courses, an introductory seminar, and additional special topic courses and seminars in areas of faculty specialties. The Department has research expertise in the following areas: molecular, cellular, genetic, biochemical, physiological, developmental, and structural biology; microbial biology; and plant microbe interactions.

  • Admission Information:
  • Requirements for graduate admission:
    A basic background in chemistry, physics, mathematics and biology, roughly equivalent to the Department's undergraduate program in Genetics and Plant Biology.
    Completed online Graduate Application for Admission and Fellowships.
    Transcripts from each college and graduate institution attended.
    Three letters of recommendation, at least two of which should be written by science faculty. All reviewers should be familiar with the student's scholarly abilities.
    General Aptitude test scores of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). The Department recommends but does not require the GRE subject test in biology (B24) or biochemistry, cell and molecular biology (B22). Take the exam(s) early enough so that scores will arrive by the end of December. To have the scores sent to the Department, note on the GRE order form the institution code R4833 (UC Berkeley) and the department code 0112 (plant sciences).
    The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score for applicants who have received undergraduate degrees from institutions where English is not the language of instruction. With few exceptions, UC Berkeley requires a TOEFL score of at least 570 on the paper and pencil test, or 230 on the computer-based test. Take the TOEFL by November. Note on the TOEFL order form the institution code 4833 (UC Berkeley) and the department code 37 (botany).

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