Masters Programs in Plant Sciences

Compare 4 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 of Biology, with the specialisation in Plant Biosecurity

University of Tyumen
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Russia Tyumen

The Master’s Program in Plant Biosecurity offers students the expertise to understand and find solutions to these and other pertinent global biosecurity problems in a dynamic applied research setting. [+]

Program Overview

Sustainable agricultural productivity growth in the face of climate and environmental change; soil quality deterioration; the antimicrobial resistance of plant pests - these are some of the major challenges facing global life scientists.

The Master’s Program in Plant Biosecurity offers students the expertise to understand and find solutions to these and other pertinent global biosecurity problems in a dynamic applied research setting.

Key Features Opportunity to conduct thesis research with leading scientists as project supervisors Access to the Institute’s world-class laboratories Learning through participation in real-life, problem-oriented research projects English language of instruction Accommodation the city center of Tyumen Classes in Tyumen and St. Petersburg Learning Outcomes and Core Competencies ... [-]

Master in Plant Science

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Campus 3 semesters September 2019 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 in Tropical and International Forestry

University of Göttingen
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 Germany Göttingen Austria Innsbruck Italy Rome Padua Serbia Belgrade Hanover Brunswick 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.... [-]


Master in Plant and Forest Biotechnology

Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology
Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 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.... [-]