Graduate Programs in Plant Sciences
Plant Science graduate students at the University of Maine are trained through a number of departmental and interdepartmental degree programs. The interdepartmental Ph.D. in Plant Sciences program is coordinated by the School of Biology and Ecology, where students have the option to specialize in either basic or applied aspects of plant biology based on main focus of their mentor’s research program. The School of Biology and Ecology also offers the Ph.D. in Biological Sciences and M.S. in Botany and Plant Pathology, and participates in the interdepartmental Ph.D. program in Ecology and Environmental Sciences, where graduate students with main interests on ecological level plant sciences are trained. The School of Food and Agriculture offers the M.S. in Horticulture degree and also participates in other graduate programs including the Plant Sciences, Biological Sciences, and Ecology and Environmental Sciences Ph.D. programs, and Botany and Plant Pathology M.S. program. Graduate students at the School of Forest Resources are trained mainly through the Ph.D. and M.S. programs in Forest Resources, and other interdepartmental programs including the Ph.D. in Plant Sciences and Ph.D. in Ecology and Environmental Sciences.