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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.

Diversity Preview Week

Hosted by UGA graduate students, our mission is to increase diversity within the plant sciences.

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 2022 Applications

Applications received by December 1, 2022 are guaranteed review for Fall 2023 admissions.

We welcome applications from historically underrepresented groups in STEM.

Chen Hsieh

“Rotations let me experience the lab culture before joining one, prepared me with correct expectations.”

Chen Hsieh, Fall 2020 Cohort

Once I was accepted to several schools, I ended up picking UGA because it was the one program that I was accepted to that allowed me to do bioinformatics and still continue to study fungi.

Olivia Asher, Fall 2021 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.

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