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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Plant Breeding Texas A&M University

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Summary

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Plant Breeding is offered in distance education and on-campus modalities. The distance education modality is especially appropriate for those working in the area of plant breeding within industry or government entities with access to research facilities who are seeking an advanced degree.

Work leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is designed to give the candidate a thorough and comprehensive knowledge of his or her professional field and training in methods of research. The final basis for granting the degree shall be the candidate’s grasp of the subject matter of a broad field of study and a demonstrated ability to do independent research. In addition, the candidate must have acquired the ability to express thoughts clearly and forcefully in both oral and written languages. The degree is not granted solely for the completion of coursework, residence and technical requirements, although these must be met.

For a student who has completed a master’s degree, a DDS/DMD, DVM or MD at a U.S. institution, a minimum of 64 hours is required on the degree plan for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. For a student who has completed a baccalaureate degree but not a master’s degree or a U.S. DDS/DMD, DVM or MD, a minimum of 96 hours is required on the degree plan for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Plant Breeding.

Full Time (64 hours beyond master’s; 96 hours beyond bachelor's)

Tuition fees

Approximately USD $57,000 total cost of the degree

From

13 Jan, 24 Aug

Venue

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

600 John Kimbrough Blvd,

COLLEGE STATION,

Texas,

77843, United States

Online/Distance (64 hours beyond master’s; 96 hours beyond bachelor's)

Tuition fees

Approximately USD $57,000 total cost of the degree

From

13 Jan, 24 Aug

Venue

Texas A&M University

400 Bizzell St,

COLLEGE STATION,

Texas,

77843, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Applicants for the Ph.D. program who have successfully completed a prior M.S. degree usually have similar or greater qualifications than those outlined for admission to the Masters programs. The graduate school typically requires a minimum official TOEFL (International students only) score of at least an 80 (internet based), a 213 (computer based) or a 550 (paper based).

a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 overall band
a minimum PTE Academic score of 53

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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