Although the PBGB program has no deadline, applications recieved by December 1st, are considered for Plant Science and University Fellowships. Early submission of application material is important for full consideration. All required materials must be submitted before applications will be reviewed.
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Any student who has completed (or is completing) at least a bachelor of science or arts with a GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale can apply for post-graduate education in PBGB. The GPA for admission to graduate school will be calculated on the basis of courses taken the last two academic years. THE AVERAGE WILL BE DETERMINED WHETHER UNDER A FIRST OR SECOND BACHELOR'S DEGREE OR MASTER'S DEGREE.
To be accepted as a graduate student in PBGB, the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) must be taken and the following standards attained:
IF YOU ARE NOT AWARDED A UNIVERSITY OR PLANT SCIENCE FELLOWSHIP, AN APPLICANT MUST BE ACCEPTED PRIOR TO ADMISSION BY A PBG FACULTY MEMBER WHO IS WILLING TO SERVE AS THE MAJOR PROFESSOR AND PROVIDE RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP SUPPORT. However, no commitment, either verbal or written, will be made by a faculty member until the completed application packet has been received in the Program and reviewed by the PBG Advisory Committee and Director for acceptance.
A complete packet includes the following:
Letters of recommendation can be submitted through the Graduate Admissions Application (links provided in the application). Official transcripts should be sent directly to the address below.
After an applicant's file is completed, a notice is sent to all faculty members listing the student's name, degrees held, awarding institutions, areas of interest, and need for financial assistance. Special funding is available periodically to assist in recruiting and supporting minority and female candidates and thereby fulfilling affirmative action goals. If after 3 months no PBG faculty member has indicated an interest in serving as advisor, the applicant is advised and the file is closed. In all instances, acceptance for international applicants is not formally granted until the English Language Center and /or the University Graduate Admissions have signed the application for admission. The PBGB Director will send the applicant formal notice of acceptance.
Applicants considering a graduate degree program may be admitted on a regular or provisional status.
Additional information and forms for admissions are available from:
Plant Breeding, Genetics, and Biotechnology Program
1066 Bogue St, Rm A278
East Lansing, MI 48824