Fellowships available in the Illinois Plant Breeding Center
All accepted graduate students are promised full support to complete their degree
Amount of the U.S. processing pumpkin crop grown and processed in Illinois.
Pounds per capita consumption of sweet corn in the United States. Nearly every sweet corn hybrid grown in North America contains endosperm mutant genes responsible for increased sweetness and quality, and/or disease resistance genes that are the result of U of I research.
$75,000 - $95,000
Starting salary range for graduates with a Ph.D. from the Department of Crop Sciences
New graduates needed by 2020 with a master's degree or Ph.D. in plant breeding
Graduate student fellowships available
Ph.D. students placed in tenure track positions in past 5 years
The year that two USDA plant pathologists, WB Allington and DW Chamberalin, first described the fungus that causes brown stem rot of soybean.
Horticulture undergraduate student job placement rate