Plant Biology, MS

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2019-2020. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Total Hours: 30 Hours

Degree Core
PBIO 5110Special Topics in Plant Biology1
PBIO 5850 Plant Biology Seminar (offered for fixed credit, 1 credit hour, maximum of 6 credit hours)2
PBIO 5000Master's Thesis6
Hours Subtotal9
At least 3 graduate courses totaling 9 credit hours at the 5000 level or higher and remaining hours at 5000 level or higher from BIOC, BIOL, CHEM, CS, ENVR, GENE, GEOG, GEOL, MATH, MICR, PBIO, PHYS, PLNT, NREM, STAT21
Hours Subtotal 21
Total Hours30

Additional Plant Biology Requirements

  • Research Proposal Defense
  • Teaching one semester as a Teaching Assistant

General Graduate College Requirements

  • A minimum Grade-Point-Average of 3.00 is required
  • A minimum Grade of "C" is required in all degree applicable courses
  • No courses utilizing the Pass-No Pass grading system are permitted
  • GRAD 5082 or GRAD 5092 may not be used to meet degree requirements

Additional Graduate College Masters Degree Requirements

Plan I (coursework with thesis)

  • A minimum of 30 credit hours
    • A minimum of 24 coursework credit hours comprised of:
      • 6 research or creative component credit hours
      • 21 in-residence credit hours (maximum of 9 transfer hours with "B" or better)
      • 21 credit hours at 5000- or 6000-level

Plan II (coursework without thesis)

  • A minimum of 32 credit hours
    • A maximum of 3 credit hours of research or creative component
    • A minimum of 23 in-residence credit hours (maximum of 9 transfer credit hours with "B" or better)
    • A minimum of 21 credit hours at the 5000- or 6000-level