August 18, 2022
Discovery - Extension - Education


  Through a combination of research, teaching and outreach, students leave with a solid background in any one of four major thrust areas: Genetic Improvement of Economic Crops, Cropping Systems and Plant Nutrition, Environmental Soils and Landscape Processes, and Turf and the Urban Environment.

Graduate Studies


Assistantship availability is subject to change.  You are strongly encouraged to contact individual faculty members for program-specific information regarding assistantships available.

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Available Assistantships

  • Ph.D assistantship is available beginning in the spring or summer 2009 in the Department of Agronomy at Purdue University. Research projects include linking drought and salt tolerance traits and candidate genes through association mapping approach in perennial ryegrass. The successful candidates should have a M.S. degree with a strong background in stress physiology, plant molecular biology or genetics.  Experience in grass species is preferred but not required. For further information, please contact Dr. Yiwei Jiang, Agronomy Department, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907.

    Information on graduate studies and admission to the Graduate School at Purdue University can be obtained at Applicants should send a CV, TOEFL and GRE scores, transcripts, three letters of reference, and a letter describing professional goals. Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer.

  • Half-time graduate research assistantship leading to a M.S. degree.
    The overall program objective is to increase the economic and environmental sustainability of current Indiana production practices through improved crop and pest management strategies, diversified cropping systems, and value added activities.
  • M.S / PhD Assistantship: Purdue University interdisciplinary research team seeks graduate student for research on potassium in agricultural ecosystems. An industry-supported assistantship is available for a student interested in improving the understanding of processes and mechanisms governing K availability in soil, and plant K uptake/use. Available projects range from soil chemistry and mineralogy studies to studies on root/shoot cellular to whole-plant physiology and K cycling in commercial cropping systems. Emphasis will be on addressing questions immediately relevant to production agriculture. Applications will be accepted beginning Fall 2004. For more information contact Dr. Sylvie Brouder (K-Team chair; or Jeff Volenec (Chair of Graduate Committee; on-line :