MS/PhD Field of Plant Breeding
Genetic improvement of crop plants for the benefit of society
Graduate study in Cornell's Integrative School of Plant Science is organized into five Graduate Fields providing unparalleled opportunities to connect disciplines, creatively solve problems, and integrate complex systems, preparing graduates for diverse careers and futures as leaders in science and society.
Students specializing in Plant Breeding and Genetics are prepared with a solid foundation of coursework and participate in cutting-edge research to improve cultivated plant species though the application of genetics and related sciences. Graduates of this program are ready for many exciting opportunities, including careers in industry, research, agricultural extension, international programs, and the public sector.
Most of the faculty advisors in the Field of Plant Breeding are affiliated with the Section of Plant Breeding and Genetics in the School of Integrative Plant Science.
Graduate Field Coordinator
231 Emerson Hall
Email: amd33 [at] cornell.edu
Director of Graduate Studies
258 Emerson Hall
Email: jj332 [at] cornell.edu
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