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 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... [+]

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.... [-]


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 Austria Innsbruck Italy Rome Padua Serbia Belgrade Hannover Braunschweig Clausthal-Zellerfeld + 10 more

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.... [-]