Student Profile

Miranda (Morgan) Buss
Class of '12

Miranda (Morgan) Buss grew up in a farming family in Illinois. She earned a bachelor’s degree in crop science at Illinois before enrolling in the Illinois PSM’s plant biology (now plant biotechnology) program. Her interest in science plus business led to internships with both AGCO Corporation in Duluth, Georgia and the Illinois Corn Marketing Board in Bloomington, Illinois. After earning her M.S. degree, she joined AGCO as marketing specialist, working with high horsepower tractors and seeding and tillage equipment.  After 4+ years as Assistant Director of the Illinois PSM program, Miranda is an Agriculture Professor at Heartland Community College in Bloomington-Normal, IL.

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
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 79 or higher (internet-based test) OR International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score or 7.0 or higher for applicants whose native language is not English
  • Personal Statement (please see the Application Information page for more details)

Applications will be accepted until June 1st 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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