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Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics & Genomics

Academic Programs
Master's Program: Coursework

Degree Program Requirements

M.S. students must have 30 credit hours to graduate comprised of:

21 hours of coursework, 12 of which are graduate level courses only (not from split undergraduate/graduate courses, e.g., 4100/6100). On the Program of Study form, please use * to designate 6000/7000 courses open only to graduate students.

9 hours of research (6) and thesis writing (3)

The following courses are required for graduation:

  • one course of Research Seminar (PBGG/CRSS/HORT 8861)
  • one course of Plant Breeding (PBGG/CRSS/HORT 6140)
  • one course of Plant Breeding Practicum (PBGG/CRSS/HORT 6000)
  • one Statistics course (STAT 6220 or STAT 6315 or FANR 6750 or higher)

M.S. students can only transfer 6 graduate course credits from another institution. No more than 6 hours of research (PBGG 7000) will be counted as hours on your program of study.

Core Courses

A list of our core courses are below along with suggested electives. Students will work with their Major Professor and Advisory Committee to determine the best program of study.

Plant Breeding Courses:

Genetics and Cytogenetics Courses:

Plants and Their Environment Courses:

Biometry and Bioinformatics Courses:

Biochemical and Molecular Genetics Courses:

Electives for professional development: