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Dr. M. A. Saghai-Maroof and his students use molecular markers, emerging genomics and bioinformatics tools for crop improvement, particularly in soybean genetics and genomics.

Translational Plant Science is an interdisciplinary graduate education program supported by the Virginia Tech Graduate School. To apply, visit the graduate school admissions site Click to Apply.

Candidates desiring first round admissions consideration are urged to submit completed applications by December 15th.  Second round admissions occur in March and are only on space available basis.


Completed applications include:

  • Unofficial transcripts (Official paper transcripts required upon admission)
  • Three references
  • Statement of Interest
  • Resume / CV
  • Official GRE Scores
  • TOEFL (International students only; minimum total score 90)

Apply now to attend our fall Graduate Recruiting Weekend - Nov. 5-6.

Drs. Jacob Barney and David Haak.  Co-Directors of Recruitment

Marcela Aguilera & Alfred Agbekudzi

Graduate Student Representatives 2020-2021

Upcoming Gradute Recruiting Fairs, Events, & Info Sessions

Due to COVID-19 we do not currently have any in-person sessions planned.  Please contact us if you would like more informaiton.