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Plant Sciences’ 5-Year BS/MS Degree Program

High-performing and intellectually curious undergraduate students who plan to undertake undergraduate research projects while studying for Plant Sciences BS degrees may be eligible to participate in an accelerated BS/MS degree program. These competitive opportunities require that the applicant have the expressed support of a Plant Sciences faculty member who is willing to serve as the student’s research advisor & graduate mentor.

A description of this Plant Sciences degree program can be found in the UT-Knoxville Undergraduate Catalog.


Questions about how Plant Sciences’ 5-year BS/MS degree program works, requirements for eligibility, and instructions about how to apply can be found in the following resource guide:

Info & FAQs about Plant Sciences’ Five-Year BS/MS Degree Program


Links to forms required to participate in and to apply for this program include:

              Senior Requesting Graduate Credit form

              Plant Sciences 5-Yr BS/MS Application form