Plant Breeding

 

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Doctoral Degrees Offered: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Master Degrees Offered: Master of Science (M.S.)

Online Degrees: Master of Science (M.S.)

Area(s) of Specialization (will appear on all ISU transcripts after graduation): Predictive Plant Phenomics (Ph.D.);

Learning Goals that students in this program are expected to meet include:

  1. Demonstrate comprehensive understanding of scholarly literature in the area of study, i.e., plant breeding.
  2. Form testable hypotheses and articulate research objectives that, when met, will lead to significant contributions to the field of study.
  3. Conduct original research via appropriate data acquisition, analysis, and reporting of data.
  4. Interpret research results appropriately, integrating them into the existing knowledge in the discipline.
  5. Clearly and accurately communicate research findings orally and in writing, and appropriate use of display items (tables, figures, and other appropriate types of presentation), electronic or other forms of media.
  6. Conduct scholarship, in teams or with independence, in ways that consistently demonstrate ethical practice and professionalism.

Doctoral Degree Outcomes

Master's Degree Outcomes

Career Placement Outcomes

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Contact: MaryAnn Grapp
Phone: 515-294-1361
E-mail Address:

Requirements

ISU-wide: Academic Records, GPA, Statement of Purpose, Letters of Recommendation

Application Deadlines: Continual review; no deadline for admission or assistantships; faculty offer assistantships (they will contact you directly if they have an interest in working with you), we deny admission without faculty commitment; DISTANCE PLANT BREEDING PROGRAM DOES NOT REQUIRE GREs

Program Requires GRE: Yes

Program Requires GMAT : No

Publications list, if applicable, should be submitted as a PDF in the online application system
Resume and publications list should be submitted as PDFs in the online application system

Additional International Requirements:

English Proficiency Minimum:

TOEFL Paper (PBT) 550
TOEFL Internet (iBT) 79
IELTS 6.5
PTE 53

Program Will Review Without TOEFL or IELTS: No

Financial Statement: Application

Mailing Address if needed:

Plant Breeding Graduate Programs
Iowa State University
Student Services
2101 Agronomy Hall
716 Farm House Lane
Ames, IA 50011-1051