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Plant Biology

Students gain advanced knowledge in diverse fields of plant biology grouped in four areas of specialization: cell and developmental biology; environmental and integrative biology; molecular biology, biochemistry, and genomics; and systematics and evolutionary biology. Students graduate with the qualitative and quantitative skills necessary for professional research and teaching in plant anatomy; biochemistry; cell biology; developmental biology; evolutionary biology; genetics; genomics; molecular biology; morphology; paleobotany; pathology; physiology; population biology; systematics; and weed science.


Program Address

Plant Biology
227 Life Sciences
One Shields Ave
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 752-8822

Program Type

Interdisciplinary Graduate Group
Lead Dean: 
College of Biological Sciences
Major Code: 

Degree Requirements

Administrative ByLaws

Application Deadlines

Dec 1, 2017
Space Available: 
Jun 1, 2018
Prospective Student Fellowship: 
Dec 1, 2017
Continuing Student Fellowship: 
Jan 15, 2018

Degrees Offered

M.S. Plan I
M.S. Plan II
Ph.D. Plan B

Admission Requirements

Designated Emphases


QE Exception: No outside member needed


Graduate Program Coordinator

Program Chair

  • Graduate Group Chair
  • Plant Sciences
  • 07/01/2018 to 06/30/2021

Academic Advisors

  • Advisor: Primary Contact
  • Plant Sciences
  • 09/01/2017 to 08/31/2018
  • Advisor: General
  • Plant Biology
  • 09/01/2014 to 08/31/2018
  • Advisor: Admissions Only
  • Plant Sciences
  • 09/01/2016 to 08/31/2018

Student Affairs Officer in Graduate Studies