Graduate Programs

The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences offers more than 30 master's and doctoral degrees. Graduate students from around the globe work alongside our leading scientists to expand their knowledge in classroom, field, laboratory and online settings.

Learn more about our graduate programs, and refer to the UGA Graduate School for more information about graduate program applications and financial assistance.

Alumni experiences

Here's what former graduate students have to say

I was able to pursue leadership positions at the departmental, college, and national level as well as secure funding for my research through a USDA-NIFA Predoctoral Fellowship. I was provided numerous opportunities for career development by mentoring high school students in the Young Scholars Program and networking with professionals in government, industry, and academia through the Crop Protection Career Tour. The department has continued to show their commitment to their students by actively listening to their needs and goals.

Amelia Lovelace, Ph.D. plant pathology '20

I was provided many opportunities to learn from well-known faculty at CAES. UGA has one of the best poultry research centers and numerous support facilities around campus. With these resources, I was able to explore many exciting research projects during my doctorate. Georgia is the 'Poultry Capital of the World,' where I built many professional connections in the industry and academia that significantly contribute to my career.

Chongxiao (Sean) Chen, Ph.D. Poultry Science '18

My time at UGA's Department of Plant Pathology was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. The program not only shaped me into a well-rounded scientist through combining the teaching and hands-on experience to be a successful agricultural professional, but also into a better person, with relationships and friendships that will last a lifetime. I am confident the University of Georgia and the Department of Plant Pathology have prepared me for a successful career.

Bennett Harrelson, M.S. plant pathology '20