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  • Plant Biology Graduate Group
    310 Life Sciences
    Davis, CA 95616
    Tel: 530-752-4863
    Fax: (530) 752-8822
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  • 250 Mrak Hall
    One Shields Avenue
    Davis, CA 95616

    Phone: (530) 752-0650
    Fax: (530) 752-6222
Plant Biology

Application Deadlines

  • General: Dec 1, 2013
  • Prospective Student Fellowship: Dec 1, 2013
  • Continuing Student Fellowship: Dec 1, 2013

* Deadline Descriptions

Degrees Offered

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

Designated Emphases

Admission Requirements

  • GRE scores
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts

Degree Requirements

Students follow the degree requirements reflecting the year s/he was admitted or the most recent version below.

Administrative Bylaws


  • QE Exception: No outside member needed

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.

This program is an interdisciplinary Graduate Group.

For more information, visit the Plant Biology website.


Program Chair
Kentaro Inoue Department Of Plant Sciences (530) 752-7931
Academic Advisers
Stacey Harmer
(Adviser: Primary Contact)
Plant Biology 9/1/12 - 8/31/14 (530) 752-8101
Julin N Maloof
(Adviser: Admissions Only)
Plant Biology 9/1/12 - 8/31/14 (530) 752-8077
Graduate Program Staff Coordinator
April Godwin Plant Biology & Integrative Genetics and Genomics (530) 752-4863
Student Affairs Officer (SAO) in the Office of Graduate Studies
Laura Young Office of Graduate Studies (530) 752-2772