Student Profile

Brandon Jordan
Class of '12

Brandon Jordan earned an M.S. in the Illinois PSM’s first plant biology (now plant biotechnology) cohort. He earned an undergraduate degree at Illinois in molecular and cellular biology with an informatics minor. Brandon’s Illinois PSM internship was with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He also completed a research project with Chromatin. Brandon is currently a PhD student in Dr. Brian Dier's lab at the University of Illinois.

Plant Biotechnology Admission Requirements

The Plant Biotechnology program is not accepting applications for 2016.  Applicants are encouraged to explore the other IL PSM degree programs, especially the crops specialty in Agricultural Production, to determine if another major would match your goals and interests.

  • Bachelor's degree in the life sciences, broadly including: biology, chemistry or related fields from an accredited US institution or a comparable degree from a recognized institution abroad.
  • Grade point average of 3.0 or higher (4.0 scale) for the last 60 hours of undergraduate work and for any graduate work.
  • Personal Statement
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • For applicants whose native language is not English, Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores are required.

For information about application requirements and deadlines, visit the plant biotechnology PSM application page.

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