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From Nobel Laureates George Beadle and Barbara McClintock to our most recent graduates, Cornell graduate students in plant science disciplines have impacts around the world.  Graduate education at Cornell is particularly dynamic because faculty mentors for a student’s chosen graduate field may come from multiple academic units, and students choose their own Special Committee of faculty mentors, which then guides academic development without fixed requirements by the graduate fields. In addition, the coordination of the five plant-related graduate fields within the School of Integrative Plant Science enhances connections between disciplines and empowers students with broader problem-solving, communication, and leadership skills. Listen to grad student Ariel Chan explain why plant breeding is so critically important to global food security

Frequently Asked Questions

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Fields and Concentrations

Learn more about the fields of study and concentrations available to prospective graduate students in The School of Integrative Plant Science

Field faculty

View the range of research activities conducted by faculty in The School of Integrative Plant Science. Search by field name, campus or research topic

Recent graduates

Thesis topics and career paths of recent graduates