Brilliant careers begin with plant sciences

The Integrated Plant Sciences program is the central access point for prospective students to plant and fungal research opportunities at the University of Georgia.  Whether your interest is the plant or fungus themselves, or in related disciplines such as bioinformatics, ecology, genetics, breeding, or biochemistry, once admitted, students conduct cutting-edge plant or fungal related research on topics with applications to society and the environment.

IPS Access Preview Week

The purpose of this free program is to demystify the process of graduate school applications for prospective students, particularly those from historically underrepresented groups in STEM fields.

Application deadline: October 23, 2023

One program, endless opportunities

From molecules to populations – admitted students find their best research and mentor fit by exploring several rotation labs and research areas.

World-class faculty will mentor you

Join over 100 graduate students in the plant sciences mentored by 72 faculty across 9 participating PhD graduate programs. UGA is among the most interdisciplinary and comprehensive plant science graduate programs anywhere, providing a dynamic learning environment within the context of cutting-edge research on timely topics.

We encourage potential students to reach out to faculty whose research is of interest.  Be sure to identify yourself as a potential IPS applicant.

Fall 2023 Applications

Applications received by December 1, 2023 are guaranteed review for Fall 2024 admissions.

We welcome applications from historically underrepresented groups in STEM.

“IPS was hugely important for me coming into UGA as someone who had wide-ranging interests and wasn’t sure what I wanted to pursue.”

Anne Frances Jarrell, Fall 2021 Cohort

“It was helpful to see how different labs are run during rotations. Even if you are set on a lab coming in, it helps you find committee members and interact with more faculty and students. “

Logan Novak, Fall 2022 Cohort

The University of Georgia has a long tradition of outstanding plant science research. Come be a part of it!

To learn more about the research opportunities within the IPS program, please contact us.