Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Plant Science

Offered by: Plant Science     Degree: Doctor of Philosophy

Program Requirements

Students who have taken their M.Sc. degree at McGill University will be required to spend one term in study at another research institution.


A thesis for the doctoral degree must constitute original scholarship and must be a distinct contribution to knowledge. It must show familiarity with previous work in the field and must demonstrate ability to plan and carry out research, organize results, and defend the approach and conclusions in a scholarly manner. The research presented must meet current standards of the discipline; as well, the thesis must clearly demonstrate how the research advances knowledge in the field. Finally, the thesis must be written in compliance with norms for academic and scholarly expression and for publication in the public domain.

Required Invitational Seminar

  • PLNT 690 Research Horizons in Plant Science 1

    Offered by: Plant Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies


    Plant Science : A series of seminars presented by invited speakers, staff and senior graduate students. The topics are selected to integrate the many fields of plant science.

    Terms: Fall 2023, Winter 2024

    Instructors: Hoyos-Villegas, Valerio (Fall) Dastmalchi, Mehran (Winter)

Required Courses

* Must be taken within one year of registering

Complementary Courses

Any courses at the 500 or 600 level deemed necessary for the chosen area of specialization.

Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences—2023-2024 (last updated Sep. 12, 2023) (disclaimer)
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