Our successful students are focused, persevering and committed to helping people and the environment. They share a strong interest in at least one facet of plant science and an attraction to teaching, research and/or outreach. They’ve earned bachelor’s degrees in agriculture, biology, botany, horticulture, agricultural engineering, environmental science, natural resources or a number of other disciplines. They’ve also developed their analytical, critical thinking, computer and communication (written and verbal) skills, and they have the aptitude and drive to achieve their academic and career goals.
Tailor your study plan to your specific professional goals. During your first semester, we’ll consult with you and your adviser before assembling either a three-member (master's) or four-member (doctorate) graduate committee, which may include faculty members of both the University of Idaho and Washington State University. This committee assesses your background, interests and goals, then defines a study plan.
See our Plant Science Graduate Handbook for details.