Molecular Plant Sciences
The MPS doctoral program incorporates plant physiology, biochemistry, and molecular biology, and is considered one of the top programs in the world. The interdepartmental curriculum is led by 43 faculty members from the CAHNRS Departments of Crop and Soil Sciences, Entomology, Horticulture, Plant Pathology, and the Institute of Biological Chemistry, as well as in the Departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Molecular Biosciences, Electrical Engineering, and Computer Science. Graduate students study with some of the best minds in America to understand the characteristics and mechanisms of plants. They use this knowledge to develop life-saving medicines, keep our food safe, and evolve agricultural systems to feed the world.