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Doctoral Degree Programs

Doctorate in Crop and Soil Sciences

The objective of this program is to provide students with a fundamental understanding of the scientific method, to develop their ability for critical thinking and to provide them with strong communication and technical skills as well as in-depth knowledge in one of the following areas:

  • Plant breeding and genetics
  • Biotechnology, weed management and physiology
  • Crop production and management
  • Forage production and utilization
  • Fundamental soil sciences (soil chemistry, physics, microbiology and biogeochemistry)
  • Agricultural micrometeorology
  • Soil erosion and conservation
  • Soil fertility and plant nutrition

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Doctorate in Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics

This doctoral degree program ensures broad training while providing students the flexibility to focus on topical areas of greatest interest.

Faculty at the institute train graduate students in modern plant breeding methods and conduct basic research on the genetics of crop traits that are important to agriculture and humankind.

Interested students should apply for admission through the institute.

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Doctorate in Toxicology

The Interdisciplinary Toxicology Program at UGA is comprised of graduate students, faculty, staff, scientists and postdoctoral fellows from several departments within the university.

Its goal is to provide strong interdisciplinary graduate training, research and service programs in toxicology. This is accomplished by encouraging cooperation and sharing of resources and faculty in different colleges, including the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the Odum School of Ecology, the College of Pharmacy, the College of Public Health, the College of Veterinary Medicine and the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources

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