Traditional vs TPS Graduate Program


banner for Traditional Graduate Programs

  • 2 years of traditional coursework (30-40 credits)
  • 3-5 years of research
  • One degree
  • One institution
  • Laboratory experience only
  • Financial support variable 

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banner for Translational Plant Sciences Graduate Program

  • Compact & rigorous coursework (10-15 credits)
  • Research and practical experience leading to a Ph.D. in max 5 years
  • 3+ months of practical experience  (academic lab, internships, international, etc.)
  • Opportunities for international collaboration 
  • 5 years of support guaranteed by program including full remission of tuition and fees, a competitive stipend, and research related costs