The Applied Plant Sciences (APS) graduate program is primarily housed between the Department of Horticultural Science and the Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics. M.S. and Ph.D. students perform research on topics pertinent to agronomy, agroecology, horticulture, plant breeding, and molecular genetics. The APS program allows graduate students to create an integrated, individualized program that combines a breadth of courses from several disciplines. This coursework provides the background informing the research that graduate students perform to address current agricultural concerns.
Diversity and Inclusion
From the Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics - We harness the diversity of plants, environments, numerous disciplines, and people to deliver better crops to feed the world sustainably. World food problems are inherently complex, shaped by diverse environmental, geographical, cultural, social, economic, and political contexts. In our workforce, we therefore value -indeed we need- a diversity of expertise, perspectives, experiences, origins, and beliefs as well as people from all sexual, philosophical, and political orientations to make the world a better place.
From the Department of Horticultural Science - We strive to build a department that promotes inclusivity and values diversity. We practice mutual respect and value diverse thoughts and experiences by actively listening and seeking to understand each others’ unique perspectives. We actively pursue opportunities to increase our adoption of inclusive behaviors.