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Biological Sciences - Botany-M.S. and Ph.D.

COLLEGE:    College of Arts and Sciences

DEPARTMENT:    Department of Biological Sciences
256 Cunningham Hall
Tel: 330-672-3613
E-mail: kentbiology@kent.edu
Web: www.kent.edu/cas/biology

DESCRIPTION:    Master of Science: Graduate study leading to a Master of Science 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.

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.

ADMISSION
REQUIREMENTS:
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.

GRADUATION
REQUIREMENTS:
M.S.: Minimum 32 total credit hours.

Ph.D.: Minimum 60 total credit hours.

THESIS/
DISSERTATION:

M.S.: A thesis and final oral examination is required of candidates.

Ph.D.: Dissertation and final defense is required.   
PROGRAM FEE:    None   
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