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Department of Botany & Plant Sciences



How To Apply


The application for the Plant Biology Graduate Program is only available on line at UCR Electronic Graduate Application. Please follow the online application directions carefully and send all application materials to the below address:

Graduate Program in Plant Biology

1140 Batchelor Hall
University of California                                                                                               
900 University Avenue                                                                                            
Riverside, CA 92521 USA     

Application Deadlines

November 29
Deadline for Early Funding Consideration – Fall Quarter

The Plant Biology Graduate Program uses an early funding consideration priority deadline. The applications completed by this date will receive priority consideration for funding and admission. By meeting this deadline, applicants accelerate their admission decision and funding package.

September 1 (June 1 - International Student Applications)
Deadline for Applications - Fall quarter

This is the due date for submission of applications for admission for Fall quarter. Each application is considered for a funding package and admission. If an application is submitted after the deadline posted by the Graduate Division (January 5), the application may be deferred to the next applicable term for that program.

Applications for Winter and Spring quarters.

Most Plant Biology graduate students enter the program in the Fall quarter. Students who are interested in entering the program in the Winter or Spring quarters (“off-cycle”) should view the deadlines at this link http://graduate.ucr.edu/app_deadlines.html and speak to the Graduate Advisor for Recruitment.

What do you need to apply for the Plant Biology Graduate Program?

Critical items needed for the online application to the Plant Biology Graduate program include:

  • A completed on-line application.
  • Official transcripts from undergraduate and MS degree-granting institutions sent to:
    • Graduate Program in Plant Biology

    • 1140 Batchelor Hall
      University of California                                                                                               
      900 University Avenue                                                                                            
      Riverside, CA 92521 USA     

  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose (Research experience and interests)
  • Personal history statement
  • GRE
    • The UCR institution code for the GRE is 4839

    • The Plant Biology GRE code is 0205.

  • TOEFL Scores (for international students)
    • The UCR institution code for the TOEFL is 4839

    • The Plant Biology TOEFL code is 37.

  • Names of UCR faculty with whom you have communicated or who you would be interested in working with

We look forward to seeing your completed application. If you have questions about the program or application process, please contact the Staff Graduate Advisor for the Plant Biology Program.

Online Application

All applications to the Plant Biology Graduate program are submitted online. Applications should be initiated online with the UCR’s Graduate Division Electronic Graduate Application.

 

IMPORTANT: Admission and funding decisions cannot be initiated until all required application material is received.

Please follow the online application directions carefully and mail any application materials to:

Graduate Program in Plant Biology

1140 Batchelor Hall
University of California                                                                                               
900 University Avenue                                                                                            
Riverside, CA 92521 USA

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Department of Botany & Plant Sciences
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Plant Biology Graduate Program
CNAS Grad Student Affairs Office
1140 Batchelor Hall

Toll: (800) 735-0717
Tel: (951) 827-5688
Fax: (951) 827-5517
E-mail: Laura.mcgeehan@ucr.edu

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