Masters Programs in Plant Sciences

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Plant Sciences

For students who want to expand their education after earning their undergraduate degree, a master’s degree is the next logical step. A Master in Plant Sciences focuses on crop and plant production, as well as farming systems.

You may be wondering, what is a Master in Plant Sciences? This program teaches students about crop production and developing sustainable systems for the production of renewable resources, pharmaceuticals, and food. Students will learn the principles of plant breeding, plant pathology, and agro-ecology, and how to integrate these to provide healthy specimens for food and non-food applications. Students can choose to specialize in areas such as crop science, greenhouse horticulture, natural resource management, plant breeding and genetic resources, and plant entomology and pathology.

Because they are professionals trained at a university, one of the biggest benefits to earning a Master in Plant Sciences is that employability is high, and many students receive job offers even before they graduate. The research and analytical skills learned are beneficial in many areas, and students learn how to take better care of the environment.

For students interested in earning their master’s degree, there are programs available both nationally and internationally. The duration and specific programs vary from school to school, so costs fluctuate quite a bit. Ask your school of choice what it would cost to complete the program.

Those who graduate with a Master in Plant Sciences have many career prospects. Those who want to go into research are often employed at research institutes, universities, and agribusiness or plant breeding companies. Other careers may be in policy, management, consultancy, and communication in governmental and agribusiness organizations.

Because everyone’s schedules are so different, many schools are allowing more flexible schedules by offering online classes. Some programs may have specific courses online, while others may offer the entire master’s program as an online option. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Master in Biology (MA , MS)

University of Bridgeport
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 USA Bridgeport Stamford Waterbury + 2 more

UB’s Master of Arts and Master of Science in Biology degree programs offer a contemporary curriculum that emphasizes the principles and experimental approaches of modern biology. They are designed to address the diverse needs of each type of graduate-level biology student. Both programs cover a wide-range of biological sub-disciplines, such as toxicology, ecology, and genetics, to prepare you for greater opportunities both professionally and academically. [+]

Masters in Plant Sciences. Master in Biology (MA , MS) Pursue Biology at the Graduate Level UB’s Master of Arts and Master of Science in Biology degree programs offer a contemporary curriculum that emphasizes the principles and experimental approaches of modern biology. They are designed to address the diverse needs of each type of graduate-level biology student. Both programs cover a wide-range of biological sub-disciplines, such as toxicology, ecology, and genetics, to prepare you for greater opportunities both professionally and academically. Benefits to our program include: Small student-to-faculty ratio, which allows you to work closely with elite faculty who are active in and recognized for research in the field Opportunity to learn from and connect with featured guest speakers Close proximity to leading biotech and pharmaceutical companies for internship and future employment opportunities State-of-the-art laboratory facilities at out seaside campus Customize Your Experience We offer a variety of customization options so you may select the academic plan that best suits your goals. First, we offer concentrations in Molecular Biology, Biomedical Science, or Ecology and Evolution to allow you to gain even deeper knowledge in a category of your choosing. We also offer two degree options, the Master of Arts or Master of Science in Biology: Master of Science (M.S.) in Biology This option emphasizes design and execution of experimental work. In this program, you will be required to complete a thesis featuring your original research. Students in this program will most likely be pursuing terminal degrees following the completion of... [-]

Master in Plant and Forest Biotechnology

Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Sweden Umeå

Plant biotechnology is becoming increasingly important as a tool to solve some of the global problems related to feed, fuel and ecosystem management in an environmentally... [+]

Master's Programme in Plant and Forest Biotechnology

 

Plant biotechnology is becoming increasingly important as a tool to solve some of the global problems related to feed, fuel and ecosystem management in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner. The Master of Science Programme in Plant and Forest Biotechnology offers students a specialized competence and skills to recognize, understand and find solutions to these challenges. The programme is based upon a set of coordinated courses which together amount to 80 credits (120 ECTS credits) spread over two years. Up-to-date knowledge is provided about plant cell and molecular biology as well as plant growth and development. This is applied in the fields of plant breeding, biotechnology and functional genomics. The programme is organized by the Department of Plant Physiology (Umeå University) and the Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences) which together form the Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC). The education is anchored around the various research topics of UPSC.... [-]


MSc in Plant Protection

University of Pannonia
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 Hungary Veszprém

The aim of the programme is to train specialists of plant protection who are able to fulfil directional, managing, organizing, consulting, regulating and marketing tasks, based on their wide theoretical knowledge. [+]

Masters in Plant Sciences. MSc in Plant Protection http://www.georgikon.hu/english/education/academic-programmes/29-msc-in-plant-protection Program leader: Dr. András Takács, associate professor, director of the Institute of Plant Protection E-mail: a-takacs@georgikon.hu Additional Information: E-mail: international@georgikon.hu Course name: Master course on Plant protection Degree: Master in Plant Protection Education goals The aim of the programme is to train specialists of plant protection who are able to fulfil directional, managing, organizing, consulting, regulating and marketing tasks, based on their wide theoretical knowledge. Such experts are able to detect the organisms, which are threatening plants (pathogens, pests, weeds) and they are acquainted with their biology and reproduction, and also with the effects and mechanism of pesticides concerning even the environment and humane hygiene. They can prevent the harms and damages caused by the above-mentioned organisms and they are applying the procedures of ecological and integrated plant protection in order to reduce the pesticide-load of the environment. In their work they are always attentive to the safety of food, processors, consumers and the environment. Having a degree in higher education they are permitted to use restricted chemicals. The further aim is to prepare the interested and inspired students for research work and PhD training in the field of plant protection. Knowledge to be acquired at the MSC specialization: botanical, chemical, ecological, molecular biological, agrozoological, phytopathological, herbological and plant cultivation knowledge; natural, economical, commercial, environmental protection, rural developmental, business and management knowledge necessary for the practice of our specialization; economical and mechanical knowledge in the field of plant protection; technical, technological... [-]

Master In Terrestrial Biodiversity And Conservation On Islands

Universidad de La Laguna
Campus Full time 18 months September 2017 Spain Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Classes are held mostly in the Faculty of Sciences, Section of Biology (La Laguna, Tenerife) and some practical lessons on other islands. It is structured in three semesters. During the first two lectures and practices with their respective seminars and tutorials are held; in the third (September to January of the second year) the Work Placement and Master Thesis develop. [+]

Classes are held mostly in the Faculty of Sciences, Section of Biology (La Laguna, Tenerife) and some practical lessons on other islands. It is structured in three semesters. During the first two lectures and practices with their respective seminars and tutorials are held; in the third (September to January of the second year) the Work Placement and Master Thesis develop. GOALS The overall objectives of the title of Master in Land and Biodiversity Conservation Islands are as follows: 1. Train specialists in Biodiversity and Conservation, allowing access to the labor market in jobs with a high level of responsibility or apply their ideas in a research context. 2. Provide updated and high quality based on the acquisition of theoretical and practical multidisciplinary expertise necessary for the exercise of research training, work experience in emerging professions and expanding and managing entities of public or private management. 3. In short, knowledge and understanding of aims: the nature of biodiversity, types, origin, fluctuations and threats; methods and techniques for conservation, management and sustainable use; preparation for professional practice and teaching of biodiversity in its various aspects; initiation into research, basic and applied, on the living, current and fossil beings, and systemic and evolutionary aspects of biodiversity. 4. Convey to students the respect for fundamental rights and equality between men and women, respect and promotion of human rights, democratic culture and peace, and the principles of equal opportunities, non-discrimination and universal accessibility People with disabilities. transversal competences 1. Capacity for organization and planning. 2.... [-]

Master of Biological Sciences (MBS)

The Australian National University | Science
Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 Australia Canberra

The ANU Master of Biological Sciences is a flexible coursework program that can be tailored to suit your specific educational goals. [+]

Masters in Plant Sciences. A single two year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment Understanding biological science is integral to solving some of the greatest challenges facing humanity; from the threat of climate change, pests and disease to increasing pressures on global food supplies. Whether your interests are broad or unique, ANU offers a range of postgraduate programs to extend your skills in biosciences and help you find creative and innovative solutions to these challenges. The ANU Master of Biological Sciences is a flexible coursework program that can be tailored to suit your specific educational goals. Our program allows you to specialise in a particular area of biology such as biomedical sciences, ecology and evolution, genetics, plant sciences and biochemistry. Alternatively, you can utilise the program to provide a broad overview of biological sciences today. Our practical classes refresh your traditional techniques while developing your skills and knowledge in new cutting edge techniques. Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to: demonstrate high level knowledge in the area of their study; apply their knowledge in biological sciences to new problems; interpret, synthesize and critically analyse published literature of relevance to biological sciences; demonstrate basic laboratory skills that are commonly used in biological sciences research; perform experimental work under guidance, interpret and analyse results, write reports; clearly communicate theory and results in both written and oral formats to specialist and non-specialist audiences. Career Options A biological sciences degree provides you... [-]

Master in Biology

Universitas Airlangga
Campus Full time 18 - 24 months July 2017 Indonesia Surabaya

The Master Program of Biology (MSi Biology) prepare competitive graduates having good skills in analysing and solving the problems in biology at scales ranging from single molecules until whole ecosystems and provides intellectual challenge. The object aim to understand living systems, to help preserve biodiversity and our environment, and to develop biological science that can be applied to the sphere of food, health, bio-energy, and the environment.™ [+]

Objective : The Master Program of Biology (MSi Biology) prepare competitive graduates having good skills in analysing and solving the problems in biology at scales ranging from single molecules until whole ecosystems and provides intellectual challenge. The object aim to understand living systems, to help preserve biodiversity and our environment, and to develop biological science that can be applied to the sphere of food, health, bio-energy, and the environment. Course Description : The course taken at Faculty of Science and Technology comprised of class-lecture activity and laboratory practice. In order to obtain a master degree, student must complete 40-42 credits within 1.5 - 2 years of master study. Currently, Master program conducts studies on four areas such as Environmental Biology, Animal Physiology, Microbiology, and Plant Tissue Culture Outcome : This course produces graduates who have great readiness in playing active role either in government or non government organization. For instance, Master Biology’s graduates are spread all across Indonesia, research centre on biology and natural resources conservation agency, and research center of sugar. Many graduates from the MSi Biology study programme enter careers in fundamental and applied research or go on to become PhD. students. Some find a position as an academic, researcher, communication officer, or policymaker. Specialization Program Environmental Biology: This specialisation focuses mainly on subjects as enviromental, predict the ecological impacts of pollutants and monitoring, implementing ecological sampling mainly for water and land, utilizing the results of the analysis of growth, population interactions, food chains, food webs and ecological... [-]

MSc in Biology, Plant Science

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Lund

If you are interested in plant ecology, systematics, evolution and biodiversity – this is the programme for you. [+]

Programme overview

An understanding of the mechanisms that shape and modify plant diversity is of fundamental importance for all biological disciplines. If you are interested in plant ecology, systematics, evolution and biodiversity – this is the programme for you.

You will learn about the mechanisms that are involved in the evolution of new plant species and the factors that control plant diversity and the distribution of plant species. You will come to understand the way in which mating systems and population structure influence gene flow and genetic diversity in plants. You will find out about how plants interact with other organisms and their ability to adapt to environmental change. At the same time, you will gain practical experience of ecological and systematic methodology.... [-]


Master in Aquaculture and Fisheries

University of Algarve
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Portugal Faro

The masters in Aquaculture and Fisheries has as main objective to provide adequate knowledge to the analysis and understanding of risk assessment, management, sustainable use and conservation of the living resources, providing: knowledge for the production of several species in different aquaculture systems; skills in the areas of Aquaculture and Fisheries; competencies which allow evolving into a specialization within studies in 3rd- cycle; training of professionals able to communicate with experts and non-specialists. [+]

The masters in Aquaculture and Fisheries has as main objective to provide adequate knowledge to the analysis and understanding of risk assessment, management, sustainable use and conservation of the living resources, providing: knowledge for the production of several species in different aquaculture systems; skills in the areas of Aquaculture and Fisheries; competencies which allow evolving into a specialization within studies in 3rd- cycle; training of professionals able to communicate with experts and non-specialists. Career Opportunities: The masters in Aquaculture and Fisheries creates professionals in the area of Aquaculture and Fisheries with employability in public or private institutions, companies in areas of biotechnological innovation, aquaculture and transformation of aquatic products. The master forms professionals to develop specialized consultancy at technical and scientific level, promoting entrepreneurship in the sector. [-]

Master of Technology in Biology

Southeastern Oklahoma State University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Oklahoma City

The goal of the Master of Technology Degree program is to prepare graduates for successful employment and advancement in science and technology fields which contribute to the economic well-being of southeastern Oklahoma. [+]

Masters in Plant Sciences. The goal of the Master of Technology Degree program is to prepare graduates for successful employment and advancement in science and technology fields which contribute to the economic well-being of southeastern Oklahoma. The program develops a knowledge base through three core courses and provides for an option of specialization. Candidates who would benefit from this program include: Local baccalaureate graduates from the School of Arts and Science who wish to obtain a master’s degree. Individuals employed in business/industry who wish to develop and broaden their technological and problem-solving abilities. Teachers in science, technology, and mathematics who wish to prepare for a job in industry, develop new technology job skills, or advance within the field of science education Individuals in the region who desire an advanced degree for self-satisfaction or position advancement. Admission requirements In addition to admission by the Graduate School, applicants for the Biology option must be approved by the Biological Sciences department. When the applicant is accepted by the Graduate School, the School will forward the student’s application to Biological Sciences for approval. The applicant must request a committee of three faculty members (see above) who are willing to serve as the applicant’s advisory committee. One of the committee members will be the student’s advisor. The student and advisor will work out a degree plan of courses that will complete the requirements for the option, and this plan must be approved by the committee. The applicant may be required by the committee to complete... [-]

Master in Tropical and International Forestry

University of Göttingen
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Göttingen

The M.Sc. programme Tropical and International Forestry focuses on sustainable management and conservation of forest ecosystems worldwide, especially in the tropical and subtropical forests of developing or emerging countries. [+]

Master in Tropical and International Forestry (M.Sc. study focus)

 

The M.Sc. programme Tropical and International Forestry focuses on sustainable management and conservation of forest ecosystems worldwide, especially in the tropical and subtropical forests of developing or emerging countries. Graduates of the programme work in forest management all around the world, often in cooperation with international research and development organizations.Along with the formal course-work, students gain intercultural work- and life-experience by interacting with international colleagues and professors. Experience has shown that personal and professional contact established during this MSc programme is an excellent way to expand the students’ professional network.... [-]


Master in Crop Protection

University of Göttingen
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Göttingen

The interdisciplinary course of study "Crop Protection " is held in the English language. It unifies the subject areas that deal with the cause, development and spread of damage to crops, the development and application of efficient preventative and curative measures to fight damage as well as their effects on environment and society. [+]

Master in Crop Protection (M.Sc.)Get the basis for an international career in agricultural sciences: The international Master Programme Crop Protection addresses the for mankind vital issues of crop health within sustainable crop production systems. The study programme is research and practice oriented, international and multidisciplinary. It opens career chances in agricultural sciences and institutions, and in the agro-industries. An internship in a private company or research institution offers the opportunity to link academic training with experience in interdisciplinary team work in a professional environment.The interdisciplinary course of study "Crop Protection " is held in the English language. It unifies the subject areas that deal with the cause, development and spread of damage to crops, the development and application of efficient preventative and curative measures to fight damage as well as their effects on environment and society.... [-]