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African Plant Breeding Master’s Degree

The Soybean Innovation Lab (SIL) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has partnered with the University of Ghana (UG), Legon, and the West Africa Center for Crop Improvement (WACCI) to establish a high-caliber Master of Science degree program in Genetics and Plant Breeding.

The core courses include statistics, experimental design, population genetics, molecular genetics, and genomic applications to crop improvement. Students will have an opportunity to partipate in a summer mentoring and internship program in the U.S. where students will visit participating universities and work with the private sector, particularly the U.S. seed industry.



Dr. Rita Mumm
Principal Investigator for Plant Breeder Education