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Botany

132 Birge Hall
430 Lincoln Dr
Madison WI 53706
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Program contact: Carmela Diosana
Phone: 608-262-0476
Fax: 608-262-7509
E-mail: botgrad@ls.wisc.edu











These programs are offered in an evening and/or weekend format to accommodate working schedules. Enjoy the advantages of on-campus courses and personal connections, while keeping your day job. For more information about the meeting schedule of a specific program, contact the program.
These programs are offered primarily online. Many available online programs can be completed almost entirely online with all online programs offering at least 50 percent or more of the program work online. Some online programs have an on-campus component that is often designed to accommodate working schedules. Take advantage of the convenience of online learning while participating in a rich, interactive learning environment. For more information about the online nature of a specific program, contact the program.
These programs have innovative curricula that combine on-campus and online formats. Most hybrid programs are completed on-campus with a partial or completely online semester. For more information about the hybrid schedule of a specific program, contact the program.
These on-campus programs are offered in an accelerated format that allows you to complete your program in a condensed time-frame. Enjoy the advantages of on-campus courses with minimal disruption to your career. For more information about the accelerated nature of a specific program, contact the program.
Students in most on-campus graduate programs are eligible for assistantships. Please look carefully at the additional policies listed below for more information about the specific assistantship and enrollment policies for the program. Contact the program with any questions.
Face‑to‑face
Evening/weekend
Online
Hybrid
Accelerated
Additional assistantship
and/or
enrollment policy
Admitting Degree(s):
M.S.
Ph.D.

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ABOUT THE BOTANY PROGRAM

The Department of Botany at the University of Wisconsin has an active graduate program leading to M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. Graduate students work with faculty and staff on a wide range of projects in plant biology at any level of organization, from molecules, through cells and organs, to populations, communities, and lineages of organisms. Major research areas emphasized are molecular, cellular and developmental biology, structural plant biology, ecology, evolution and systematics.

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Graduate student handbook »

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GRADUATE GUIDE

Faculty listings, program overview, minimum degree requirements and satisfactory progress information.

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PROGRAM PROFILE

Program statistical information on admissions, enrollment, student funding, and degrees.

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M.S. Profile »

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Exit Survey Career Outcomes »

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ADDITIONAL POLICY

Application deadline is December 1st of each year for the following fall semester. Assistantships are only available for thesis M.S. and Ph.D. degrees.

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