Assistantships

The Department of Horticulture invites applications to our MS and PhD programs. Our graduate program emphasizes scientific study and original research. Each student’s program is tailored to meet the needs of that student. Graduates from our program are targeted to fill positions in academia, government, international organizations, and the private sector.

Prospective students can choose among the major commodity areas of fruit and nut crops, vegetables, and ornamentals. Within these commodities, specialization is available in many areas, including environmental conservation, plant physiology, post-harvest, plant development, plant nutrition, biochemistry, product utilization, pest management, sustainable horticulture, breeding, and biotechnology. Departmental assistantships, which include tuition waivers, are available for graduate students starting in Spring, Summer, or Fall 2019.

Applications will be evaluated based on the academic strength and research background of the applicant, as well as the fit with ongoing research programs in the department. For more information, see http://www.caes.uga.edu/departments/horticulture/graduate.html; or contact the graduate coordinator, Dr. Dayton Wilde. Applications must be submitted on-line at the Graduate School Apply Now page.

All graduate assistantships include a stipend and tuition waiver. Graduate students also have health insurance through the university. Graduate students pay a $25 matriculation fee/semester, as well as any university fees. For more information about fees, see: http://busfin.uga.edu/bursar/bursar_tuition_1819/.


Available positions

 

Graduate Assistantship Opportunity

Posted 8/17/2022

Position Summary: The University of Georgia’s Department of Horticulture (www.hort.uga.edu) is seeking a qualified individual to pursue a Ph.D.s degree in the area of peaches to evaluate the influence of orchard characteristics on tree nutrient dynamics for optimizing fertilization, maximizing production, and reducing environmental impacts of orchard nutrient management.

The position will be located at the Griffin campus in Griffin, Georgia.


Organic Farm 2012
Dayton Wilde Professor; Areas of Interest: Molecular biology
Horticulture Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics (IPBGG)

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Employment Opportunities

Major Responsibilities: The successful candidate is expected to conduct research in the following area:

─ Nutrient dynamics as based on yield, rootstocks, and ripening time.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification:

─ B.S. (or M.S.) degree in horticulture, plant pathology, agronomy, entomology, or a related field

─ A minimum GPA of 3.0.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and/or Competencies:

─ Excellent demonstrated verbal and written communication skills.

─ A demonstrated commitment to high-quality research

Position available: Spring 2023. Applications received by October 1, 2022 (*international student deadline September 1, 2022), are assured full consideration; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Application procedures: Interested students should contact Dr. Dario J. Chavez (dchavez@uga.edu). Please write in the email’s subject line ‘PhD Graduate Assistantship’ and include the following information: 1) Statement of interest, 2) Resume, 3) GRE score (if available) plus TOEFL (if applicable), 4) Official transcripts, and 5) At least three letters of recommendation. Additional information about Dr. Chavez’s program can be found in https://site.caes.uga.edu/chavezlab/

Application to the graduate school can be made online at https://grad.uga.edu/index.php/prospective-students/apply-now/ and the requirements for M.S. or Ph.D. application can be find https://hort.caes.uga.edu/graduate/admission.html. To learn more about the graduate program in the Department of Horticulture at UGA, you can consult the graduate handbook here: https://hort.caes.uga.edu/content/dam/caes-subsite/horticulture/documents/graduate-students/Horticulture%20Graduate%20Program%20Handbook%20April%202022.pdf

 

Graduate Assistantship Opportunity

Posted 8/17/2022

Position Summary: The University of Georgia’s Department of Horticulture (www.hort.uga.edu) is seeking a qualified individual to pursue a Ph.D.s degree in the area of peaches to evaluate the influence of rootstocks in plant growth, productivity, and survival. Studies will include how different rootstocks and different high density training systems can be managed in the Southeast growing conditions.

The position will be located at the Griffin campus in Griffin, Georgia.

Major Responsibilities: The successful candidate is expected to conduct research in the following area:

─ Rootstock influence in plant growth, productivity, and survival

─ Rootstock and scion interactions in different high density training systems.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification:

─ B.S. (or M.S.) degree in horticulture, plant pathology, agronomy, entomology, or a related field

─ A minimum GPA of 3.0.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and/or Competencies:

─ Excellent demonstrated verbal and written communication skills.

─ A demonstrated commitment to high-quality research

Position available: Spring 2023. Applications received by October 1, 2022 (*international student deadline September 1, 2022), are assured full consideration; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Application procedures: Interested students should contact Dr. Dario J. Chavez (dchavez@uga.edu). Please write in the email’s subject line ‘PhD Graduate Assistantship’ and include the following information: 1) Statement of interest, 2) Resume, 3) GRE score (if available) plus TOEFL (if applicable), 4) Official transcripts, and 5) At least three letters of recommendation. Additional information about Dr. Chavez’s program can be found in https://site.caes.uga.edu/chavezlab/

Application to the graduate school can be made online at https://grad.uga.edu/index.php/prospective-students/apply-now/ and the requirements for M.S. or Ph.D. application can be find https://hort.caes.uga.edu/graduate/admission.html. To learn more about the graduate program in the Department of Horticulture at UGA, you can consult the graduate handbook here: https://hort.caes.uga.edu/content/dam/caes-subsite/horticulture/documents/graduate-students/Horticulture%20Graduate%20Program%20Handbook%20April%202022.pdf

 

Graduate Assistantship Opportunity

Posted 8/17/2022

Position Summary: The University of Georgia’s Department of Horticulture (www.hort.uga.edu) is seeking a qualified individual to pursue a Ph.D. degree in the area of peaches to evaluate novel plant growth regulators for promoting floral bud-break in peach.

The position will be located at the Athens campus in Athens, Georgia. The student will need to travel regularly to Griffin Campus in Griffin, Georgia and other places across Georgia.

Major Responsibilities: The successful candidate is expected to conduct research in the following area:

─ Physiological mechanisms behind floral bud-induction in peach.

─ Transcriptomic and metabolomic changes in response to plant growth regulators for induction of floral bud break.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification:

─ M.S. degree in horticulture, plant pathology, agronomy, entomology, or a related field

─ A minimum GPA of 3.0.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and/or Competencies:

─ Excellent demonstrated verbal and written communication skills.

─ A demonstrated commitment to high-quality research

Position available: Spring 2023. Applications received by October 1, 2022 (*international student deadline September 1, 2022), are assured full consideration; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Application procedures: Interested students should contact Dr. Anish Malladi (malladi@uga.edu) and Dr. Dario J. Chavez (dchavez@uga.edu). Please write in the email’s subject line ‘PhD Graduate Assistantship’ and include the following information: 1) Statement of interest, 2) Resume, 3) GRE score (if available) plus TOEFL (if applicable), 4) Official transcripts, and 5) At least three letters of recommendation.

Application to the graduate school can be made online at https://grad.uga.edu/index.php/prospective-students/apply-now/ and the requirements for M.S. or Ph.D. application can be find https://hort.caes.uga.edu/graduate/admission.html. To learn more about the graduate program in the Department of Horticulture at UGA, you can consult the graduate handbook here: https://hort.caes.uga.edu/content/dam/caes-subsite/horticulture/documents/graduate-students/Horticulture%20Graduate%20Program%20Handbook%20April%202022.pdf

 

 

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