Student Profile

Grant Hansen
Class of '12

Grant Hansen earned an M.S. in the Illinois PSM’s plant biology (now plant biotechnology) program. He return to school after several years of business experience to "not only gain a master's degree, but to add business instruction and experience" to position him for bio-based careers. Grant received the 2012 Volunteer Service Award from the Illinois Office of Volunteer Programs for his work with SCORE while an Illinois PSM student. He interned with AMCOL International as a market research analyst. Upon graduation, Grant was hired as a marketing specialist with DuPont.  Recently, he accepted a new position as a product coordinator for United Suppliers.

Plant Biotechnology Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree 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)
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • For applicants whose native language is not English, Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores are required
  • Personal Statement (please see the Application Information page for more details)

Applications will be accepted until June 15th for international students and July 1st for domestic students.

For additional information or to discuss your learning and career objectives, contact the Illinois PSM Office at PSMdegree@illinois.edu or (217) 265 - 5363.

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