The Plant Biology Graduate Program offers two plans for the Masters of Science to accommodate a student’s academic interests and research needs. The Plan I MS requires a research-based thesis and defense. The Plan II MSc requires a writing of a report and successful completion of the Comprehensive Exams. Please refer to the Plant Biology Graduate Student Handbook for a complete description of these program’s and their requirements.
It is encouraged that all Plant Biology MS students enroll in BPSC 200A-B (the Plant Biology Core classes focused on academic and professional development topics). All MS students must enroll in two BPSC 240 seminars (2-unit in depth study of a topic in Plant Biology related to the degree concentration), and the BPSC 250 seminar each quarter in the program (student and invited speaker seminars).
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