Jun 19, 2024  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Plant and Soil Sciences

Plant and Soil Sciences (MS, PhD)

Telephone: (302) 831-8153
Faculty Listing: http://canr.udel.edu/our-faculty/plsc-faculty/

Program Overview

The Department of Plant and Soil Sciences offers graduate programs that lead to degrees of Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Plant and Soil Sciences. The objectives of the programs are to equip the student with background and techniques necessary for degree completion, opportunities for advanced study in the plant and soil sciences, and for job placement.

In addition to modern research facilities in Worrilow Hall and at the Delaware Biotechnology Institute (DBI), special items available for student research include field, state-of-the-art greenhouse and growth chamber facilities, radioisotope room, gas and liquid chromatographs, x-ray diffractometer, Fourier transform infrared spectrometer, pressure-jump relaxation apparatus, atomic absorption spectrophotometers, inductively coupled plasma spectrometer, low- and high-speed centrifuges, microtomes, electrophoretic apparatus, cold rooms, confocal, atomic force and electron microscopes, carbonnitrogen-sulfur analyzer, DNA sequencers, and a bioinformatics center.

Requirements For Admission

Students seeking admission must provide Graduate Record Examination scores, grade transcripts, evaluation by three professionals, evidence of English language proficiency for applicants whose native tongue is not English, and a completed Graduate Studies application form. A member of the department also must agree to serve as the faculty advisor or rotation coordinator for the student.

Financial Aid

Please refer to the Graduate Fellowships and Assistantships  section for more information.