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Ph.D. in Plant and Soil Science

The Doctoral of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Plant and Soil Science derives its principal impetus from the strong commitment to research of the Department's faculty and research staff. The Ph.D. program is designed to meet specific career objectives of the students.  This degree focuses on research, which must reflect the student's original thinking and should demonstrate the ability of independent investigation.

About This Program

Access to faculty, multiple lab spaces, and agricultural research fields and spaces provide the tools necessary for student a seeking this doctorate. These assets give every chance to excel and refine all the skills and knowledge our students have gained.

Career Fields

  • Plant Genetics and Research
  • Research Scientist
  • Geneticist
  • Seed Scientist
  • Soil Scientist
  • Conservationist
  • Ecologist

Department Information

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Contacts Information

Dr. Wubishet Tadesse,


(256) 372-4219
Room A200