Missouri State University

Plant Science Graduate Program

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Why study plant science at Missouri State?

  • The plant science graduate program is uniquely tailored to your professional goals and research interests through the development of an individualized program of study through collaboration between you and your advisor.
  • Our facilities support a variety of research endeavors, including the examination of fruit production, soil nutrition, plant genetics and botany.
  • You receive professional advisement and research support from our faculty, who assist you in planning your schedule, developing your research goals and overseeing your thesis.

Developing and perfecting plant usage and production

The Master of Science in Plant Science is an interdepartmental program supported by the departments of agriculture, biology and chemistry. This program focuses on a detailed study of plant nutrition, production, usage and genetics through a blend of academic courses and long-term research opportunities to prepare you for a variety of careers related to the production and usage of plants.