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The Institute for Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics offers a Master's degree and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics. Interested students can apply for admission through UGA Graduate Admissions.

An overall core curriculum for each degree ensures broad training, while providing the flexibility to emphasize topical areas of greatest interest to individual students. Each student will conduct their thesis or dissertation work under the supervision of his/her major professor and an advisory committee.

Admitted students will receive competitive assistantships and a waiver of tuition.

Programs of Study

Learn more about our graduate programs of study, which include an MS and Ph.D. in plant breeding, genetics and genomics.

Graduate Courses

The core curriculum for each degree ensures broad training and provides students the ability to emphasize topical areas that appeal to the individual.


Admission into the graduate program in plant breeding, genetics and genomics is highly competitive. Learn more about the admissions and evaluation process.


IPBGG assistantships provide compensation packages that include competitive stipends and tuition assistance.

Current Students

View additional information for current graduate students, such as student checklists, our graduate student handbook, travel funding and important dates and deadlines.