The School of Integrative Plant Science is the largest academic unit in Cornell's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. It is composed of five sections with interrelated activities in the plant sciences: Horticulture, Plant Biology, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology, and Soil and Crop Sciences.

Degree programs

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The Cornell CALS plant sciences major prepares students for careers or further study in fundamental biology, plant breeding, pest and disease management and production of plants for food, fiber and ornamental uses.

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Graduate study in SIPS is organized into five graduate fields. Collectively these fields provide unparalleled opportunities to connect disciplines, creatively solve problems and integrate complex systems. Includes graduate fields of Horticulture, Plant Biology, Plant Breeding, Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology, and Soil and Crop Sciences.

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The Master of Professional Studies (MPS) degree in Integrative Plant Science is a one-year, course-based master's degree, ideal for individuals who are interested in in-depth study of the issues and advancements in plant and soil sciences.

Continuing education

Our school is committed to lifelong learning, offering a wide range of programming and skill building for children and adults alike. See featured education programs to take advantage of these opportunities, including online courses and seminar, garden tours and more.

News from the School of Integrative Plant Science

Learn about the many ways we are addressing some of the world's most urgent challenges.

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Cornell’s digital viticulture tools help grape growers worldwide
Every day, vineyard managers from all over the world benefit from The Efficient Vineyard (EV) Project, which provides spatial data, research and information to help growers increase their yield and fruit quality. In operation since 2005, the...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
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Graduating transfer students from SUNY and CUNY community colleges reflect on their journeys – as well as the support, opportunity and community they've found at Cornell.

  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Applied Economics
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
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One year since Dead & Company’s iconic show at Barton Hall, proceeds from the fundraiser have begun to flow to its climate-fighting recipients.

  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
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There are an estimated 10 quintillion insects (that’s 10 plus 17 zeroes) on planet earth and, with the exception of our beloved pollinators, they get mostly bad press: Mosquitoes that spread malaria, ticks that cause Lyme disease, and invasive...
  • Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station
  • New York State Integrated Pest Management
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
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Cornell researchers and collaborators have developed a new framework that allows scientists to predict crop yield without the need for enormous amounts of high-quality data – which is often scarce in developing countries, especially those facing...

  • Agriculture
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
  • School of Integrative Plant Science

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Cornell University is located on the traditional homelands of the Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' (the Cayuga Nation). The Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' are members of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, an alliance of six sovereign Nations with a historic and contemporary presence on this land. The Confederacy precedes the establishment of Cornell University, New York State, and the United States of America.  We acknowledge the painful history of Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' dispossession, and honor the ongoing connection of Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' people, past and present, to these lands and waters.