Master in Plant Science

General

Program Description

​The goal of the Plant Science Program is to develop a thorough understanding of plant growth and function under challenging environmental conditions, such as those found in Saudi Arabia. The fundamental biology of plants is studied at a range of levels (e.g. genomic, proteomic, metabolomics), and the interactions of plants with their environment, both abiotic (heat, salt, and drought) and biotic (pathogens and symbionts) are investigated. The application of this knowledge will allow the development of plants with enhanced tolerance to environmental stresses and help to establish sustainable agriculture systems in arid regions of the world.

Master's Degree

​​The Master’s Degree (M.S.) is awarded upon successful completion of a minimum of 36 credit hours. A minimum GPA of 3.0 must be achieved to graduate. Individual courses require a minimum of a B- for course credit. Students are expected to complete the M.S. degree in three semesters and one summer session.

Course requirements:

  • Mandatory Courses (12 credits)
  • Elective Courses (6 - 12 credits - choose 2 - 4 courses)
  • Research/Capstone Experience (12 - 18 credits)
  • Winter Enrichment Program (completed)

M.S. thesis option and M.S. Non-thesis option for graduation.​​

Ph.D. positions and visiting student opportunities available here.

Last updated Nov 2019

About the School

Established in 2009, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is a graduate-level research university located on the shores of the Red Sea. Ranked 1st in the world for citations per ... Read More

Established in 2009, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is a graduate-level research university located on the shores of the Red Sea. Ranked 1st in the world for citations per faculty for past 3 consecutive years running (Qs world university rankings), we’re dedicated to advancing science and technology through interdisciplinary research, education, and innovation. Read less