Plant and Soil Sciences Graduate Program
One graduate program. Two concentrations. Three degree options.
Plant Science involves course work in plant molecular biology, plant breeding, plant pathology, plant tissue culture, horticulture, crop science, plant anatomy and/or plant physiology with thesis research in one of those areas.
Soil Science involves course work and thesis research in soil chemistry, soil fertility and management, soil physics, soil microbiology and biochemistry, environmental microbiology, soil and water quality and soil formation and biogeochemistry.
- Ph.D. dissertation degree
- M.S. thesis degree
- M.S. non-thesis degree (full- or part-time)
Unwelcome insect hitchhikersMarch 16, 2023 | Written by Lauren BradfordSpring brings warmer weather, blooming flowers and the unfortunate re-emergence of the spotted lanternfly, a prolific invasive insect reviled for the havoc it wreaks on forests and cropland.
UD alumna studies contaminated sites vulnerable to sea level riseMarch 07, 2023 | Written by Lauren BradfordUD alumna Fatemeh Izaditame visits an EPA Superfund-adjacent site in Wilmington to study heavy metal contamination. Collected soil samples showed high levels of arsenic, underscoring the need for the remediation of sites vulnerable to flooding and sea level rise.
Delaware Biotechnology Institute Leadership AnnouncedMarch 06, 2023 | Written by Tracey BryantJung-Youn Lee, professor of plant and soil sciences at the University of Delaware, has been appointed interim director of the Delaware Biotechnology Institute.
Application process update: Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), the program of PLSC is waiving the GRE requirement for our graduate program. If you wish to apply without a GRE score, please enter a future GRE exam date into the application. It need not be a legitimate exam date. Entering a future exam date causes the system to finish your application and send it on to our review committee where it will receive full consideration.