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Plant & Soil Sciences PhD, MS


The Department of Plant and Soil Sciences offers graduate programs that lead to degrees of Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in plant and soil sciences. The objectives of the programs are to equip the student with background and techniques necessary for degree completion, opportunities for advanced study in the plant and soil sciences, and for job placement.

Special items available for student research include field, state-of-the-art greenhouse and growth chamber facilities, radioisotope room, scintillation counters, gas and liquid chromatographs, x-ray diffractometer, Fourier transform infrared spectrometer, pressure-jump relaxation apparatus, atomic absorption spectrophotometers, inductively coupled plasma spectrometer, low- and high-speed centrifuges, microtomes, electrophoretic apparatus, cold rooms, atomic force and electron microscopes, carbon-nitrogen-sulfur analyzer, DNA sequencers, and a bioinformatics center.

UD Tuition:

The 2020-2021 UD published graduate student tuition rate per credit hour:

Plant and Soil Sciences–MS: $1,898.00

Plant and Soil Sciences–PHD: $1,898.00


Application Deadline:

July-01 Priority consideration for admission
September-01: Final deadline to apply

December-01 Priority consideration for admission
February-19 Final deadline to apply

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