Interdisciplinary Life Sciences

This program provides:

  • PhD training in emerging and interdisciplinary areas
  • Customized research specializations
  • Competitive financial support
  • Strong mentoring and outcomes

At UGA, you choose. Integrated Life Sciences (ILS) allows first-year graduate students to explore the research areas of nearly 250 faculty and 14 participating PhD graduate programs. Entering students perform three laboratory rotations and take a streamlined and innovative curriculum in the Fall semester that is designed to facilitate the transition to graduate education and research.  Students then choose a thesis advisor, graduate program, and begin thesis research.  A hallmark of this competitive graduate program is its emphasis on existing and emerging interdisciplinary research areas.

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Interdisciplinary Plant Sciences

This program provides:

  • PhD training in interdisciplinary plant research areas
  • Customized research specializations
  • Competitive financial support
  • Plant-focused seminars, retreats and symposia
  • A highly interactive plant sciences community spanning applied and fundamental research outcomes
  • Strong mentoring and job placement

At UGA, you choose. Integrated Plant Sciences (IPS) allows first-year graduate students to explore the research areas of nearly 60 faculty and 8 participating PhD graduate programs. Entering students perform three laboratory rotations and take a reduced core curriculum in the fall semester that is designed to facilitate the transition to graduate education and research. Students then choose a thesis advisor and graduate program, and begin thesis research. A hallmark of this competitive plant–centered graduate program is its emphasis on utilizing the excellent resources in the plant community at UGA to enable cutting-edge research in diverse and interdisciplinary fields

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