Graduate

Lactarius indigo mushrooms in Costa Rica
Lactarius indigo in Costa Rica

In collaboration with the Chicago Botanic Garden, Northwestern University offers PhD and MS degrees in Plant Biology and Conservation. Addressing a growing need for expertise in plant science and conservation, the MS and PhD degree programs provide students with advanced training in plant ecology, evolution, and biology, as well as applied plant conservation theory and methods. Students earn their degree from Northwestern University and take courses at both the Chicago Botanic Garden and Northwestern University and interact with outstanding researchers and faculty from both institutions. 

The Garden's Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Plant Conservation Science Center is an international center of plant conservation research and serves as home to the graduate program. The Plant Science Center provides a world-class facility designed specifically to meet the needs of students and researchers.