Ph.D.: Graduate study leading to a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences–Botany is offered with research in plant systematics, taxonomy, evolutionary studies, molecular biology, ecology and genetics. The program provides a broad background in botanical sciences and training in research. Graduate students in botany are encouraged to become familiar with cognate disciplines that will enhance their scholarship and research potential; these include biometry, biochemistry, geology, geography and relevant foreign languages.
Official transcript(s), 3.0 GPA; GRE (general test); goal statement; three letters of recommendation; acceptance of the student by a faculty advisor; list of up to five potential faculty advisors; and undergraduate coursework roughly equivalent to a Biology minor.
M.S.: Minimum 32 total credit hours.
Ph.D.: Minimum 60 total credit hours.
M.S.: A thesis and final oral examination is required of candidates.
Ph.D.: Dissertation and final defense is required.
PROGRAM FEE: None