University of Wisconsin–Madison

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Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics

386 Horticulture-Moore Hall
1575 Linden Dr
Madison WI 53706
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Program contact: Kathryn Jones
Phone: 608-807-7391
Fax: 608-262-4743
Email: pbpg@hort.wisc.edu

Face-to-Face Evening/weekend1 Online2 Hybrid3 Accelerated4 Add'l assistantship and/or enrollment policy5
Admitting Degree(s):
PhD
MS

About the Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics Program

The Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics program is truly interdisciplinary, with membership from agronomy, biochemistry, botany, genetics, horticulture, plant pathology, and statistics. Research areas include biochemical and molecular genetics, biometry, quantitative genetics, cytogenetics and cytology, genecology, genetics, and plant breeding.

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Additional Policy

Financial support may be available through Research Assistantships (RAs) or Fellowships. Fellowships are granted to students with very outstanding academic records. We recommend that your application be complete by the application deadlines in order to be considered for funding. Research Assistantships are awarded by individual professors through funds available to their research programs.

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1 These programs are offered in an evening and/or weekend format to accommodate working schedules. Enjoy the advantages of on-campus courses and personal connections, while keeping your day job. For more information about the meeting schedule of a specific program, contact the program.

2 These programs are offered primarily online. Many available online programs can be completed almost entirely online with all online programs offering at least 50 percent or more of the program work online. Some online programs have an on-campus component that is often designed to accommodate working schedules. Take advantage of the convenience of online learning while participating in a rich, interactive learning environment. For more information about the online nature of a specific program, contact the program.

3 These programs have innovative curricula that combine on-campus and online formats. Most hybrid programs are completed on-campus with a partial or completely online semester. For more information about the hybrid schedule of a specific program, contact the program.

4 These on-campus programs are offered in an accelerated format that allows you to complete your program in a condensed time-frame. Enjoy the advantages of on-campus courses with minimal disruption to your career. For more information about the accelerated nature of a specific program, contact the program.

5 Students in most on-campus graduate programs are eligible for assistantships. Please look carefully at the additional policies listed above for more information about the specific assistantship and enrollment policies for the program. Contact the program with any questions.