Masters Programs in Plant Sciences

Compare 8 Masters Programs in Plant Sciences

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 Tropical and International Forestry

University of Göttingen
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 Germany Göttingen Austria Innsbruck Italy Rome Padua Serbia Belgrade Hannover Braunschweig Clausthal-Zellerfeld + 10 more

The M.Sc. program 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. program 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 program 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 program is an excellent way to expand the students’ professional network.... [-]


CBU Master in Forestry

University of Eastern Finland
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Joensuu Russia St. Petersburg Moscow Petrozavodsk Kuopio Savonlinna + 6 more

CBU Master's Degree Program in Forestry is based on bilateral and international collaboration in the fields of forest and environmental sciences with aims to promote the ecologically and socially sustainable use of natural resources. As well as teaching based on high-level scientific research the aim of this program is to develop student's cross-cultural understanding and knowledge of different working environments. [+]

CBU Master in Forestry

CBU Master's Degree Program in Forestry is based on bilateral and international collaboration in the fields of forest and environmental sciences with aims to promote the ecologically and socially sustainable use of natural resources. As well as teaching based on high-level scientific research the aim of this program is to develop student's cross-cultural understanding and knowledge of different working environments.This program is designed for students, who already have their Bachelor's or comparable degree, recognized by the university. The working language is English, and the studies are made both in Finland and Russia. The extent of these two-year-long studies is 120 ECTS points. The program has been fully implemented since autumn 2007.... [-]


Erasmus Mundus Master Program in Plant Breeding

UniLaSalle
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 France Beauvais Mont-Saint-Aignan Paris + 2 more

The Erasmus Mundus Master Programme in Plant Breeding (emPLANT) designed by 5 leading European universities is focused on plant improvement and the creation of new plant varieties. In a climate of increasing global demand for both food and non-food agricultural production, and a quest for sustainable growth in agricultural productivity, emPLANT addresses these challenges via plant genetics and improvement. [+]

Erasmus Mundus Master Program in Plant Breeding

In its report entitled "World Agriculture: towards 2015/2030", the FAO outlines the need for an approximate 60% increase in agricultural production by 2050, in order to meet the nutritional requirements of the world’s human population. This growth will, in part, be built upon an increase in yields, in particular via the genetic improvement of plants. There have been major advances in this field over the last twenty years, as a result of new molecular and cellular biology technologies reaching far beyond the confines of plant transgenics. In this positive context, plant breeding companies and food manufacturing and various non-food manufacturing companies are expressing a growing need for plant breeders who are able to understand and manage increasingly diverse technologies in order to meet more complex and varied objectives. This burgeoning demand is becoming ever more apparent, in the face of a dwindling number of university courses on offer in this field. What is more, the handful of one-year courses specializing in plant breeding do not cover the entire field of activity of a plant breeder in today’s context.... [-]


Master in Biotechnology Applied to Conservation & Sustainable Management of Plant Resources

University of Oviedo
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Spain Oviedo

The Master's aim is to train professionals and researchers in the field of Plant Biotechnology, providing them with the scientific background and the biotechnological tools that are essential for the management and conservation of plant resources, the sustainable management of agriforest systems and products, the production of quality plants and basic and R&D and innovation research, and specially the specific research designed to increase productivity [+]

Professional Opportunities

The Master's aim is to train professionals and researchers in the field of Plant Biotechnology, providing them with the scientific background and the biotechnological tools that are essential for the management and conservation of plant resources, the sustainable management of agriforest systems and products, the production of quality plants and basic and R&D and innovation research, and specially the specific research designed to increase productivity and the adaptation to climate change, including ethical and social implications. This Master also provides students with basic training on legal aspects and management of biotechnological companies.

It aims to prepare professionals and researchers to work in R&D and innovation departments or to create their own biotechnology-based company, to develop research activities in the field of plant biotechnology or to apply biological techniques to plant conservation and the sustainable management of resources.... [-]


Master in Genetic and Molecular Plants Science

Stockholm University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Sweden Stockholm

Our Master’s programme in Genetic and Molecular Plant Science will give you an intimate knowledge of plant biology and plant research. If you are interested in environmental protection, industrial research or want to learn about the opportunities and risks of gene-modified organisms (GMO’s) this is the subject for you. During this two year programme, you will receive a thorough practical training giving you the essential skills to plan and perform your own plant-related research projects. [+]

Our Master’s programme in Genetic and Molecular Plant Science will give you an intimate knowledge of plant biology and plant research. If you are interested in environmental protection, industrial research or want to learn about the opportunities and risks of gene-modified organisms (GMO’s) this is the subject for you. During this two year programme, you will receive a thorough practical training giving you the essential skills to plan and perform your own plant-related research projects.

Reasons to choose Flexibility to structure your own program profile and direction Opportunities to develop an international network of contacts Programme structure

The programme brings together three world-class Swedish universities, Stockholm University, Uppsala University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU). You will learn about the mechanisms of plant growth and development, gain an understanding of genetic diversity and plant breeding and find out about plant-microbe interactions and how plants interact with their surroundings, including their defence strategies against insects and microorganisms. There is space left within the programme to allow you to choose from a selection of additional elective or optional courses.... [-]


Master in Plant Science

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Campus 3 semesters September 2018 Saudi Arabia Thuwal

​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. Application of this knowledge will allow development of plants with enhanced tolerance to environmental stresses and help to establish sustainable agriculture systems in arid regions of the world. [+]

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

​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. Application of this knowledge will allow development of plants with enhanced tolerance to environmental stresses and help to establish sustainable agriculture systems in arid regions of the world.

MASTERS 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.... [-]


Master of Science (MSc) Biocontrol Solutions for Plant Health (BOOST)

Université Côte d’Azur (UCA)
Campus 2 years September 2018 France Nice

A major global challenge is to implement eco-friendly plant production technologies while minimizing the hazards and risks to human health and the environment. This challenge is faced by all economic sectors that produce or use plants: agriculture, agri-food, cosmetics, Pharmaceutics. [+]

To grow the next generation of scientists in plant protection. BOOST meets requirements in eco-friendly plant production technologies by producing the next generation of scientists and professionals in plant health. Introduction

A major global challenge is to implement eco-friendly plant production technologies while minimizing the hazards and risks to human health and the environment. This challenge is faced by all economic sectors that produce or use plants: agriculture, agri-food, cosmetics, Pharmaceutics.

Plant health will be a major issue at the interface between agriculture and the environment for the foreseeable future. The BOOST master's program is an ambitious multidisciplinarity and interdisciplinarity training degree. It is designed to provide advanced knowledge in plant protection research and management, including resistant plant cultivars, biomolecules stimulating plant resistance and growth, biocontrol solutions, and plant production environments that reduce the need for pesticides. Objectives ... [-]

Master in Plant and Forest Biotechnology

Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Sweden Umeå Skellefteå + 1 more

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 Program in Plant and Forest Biotechnology offers students a specialized competence and skills to recognize, understand and find solutions to these challenges. [+]

Master's Program 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 Program in Plant and Forest Biotechnology offers students a specialized competence and skills to recognize, understand and find solutions to these challenges. The program 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 program 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.... [-]