Oklahoma State University is a public institution that was founded in 1890. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 20,197 (fall 2021), its setting is city, and the campus size is 1,489 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Oklahoma State University’s ranking in the 2022-2023 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 182.

The Department of Horticulture and L.A. Department at Oklahoma State University is seeking applications for three MS students and one PhD student in tree physiology and production to start as early as Spring 2023.

• MS students will receive GRA stipend of $15,600 per year for two years, PhD students will receive stipend of $22,400 per year for three or four years.
• Resident and non-resident tuition waiver
• Health insurance at $20 per month (for students only, family coverage available for an additional fee).


Applicants should have: (1) B.S. or M.S. (preferred) in horticulture, agriculture, biology, ecology, or a related field. (2) An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher. Desired qualifications include: (1) Experience or coursework in statistical analysis; (2) hold a valid driver’s license; independent travel expected.

Application details:

The successful candidate is expected to conduct research in one of the following areas:
• Mycorrhizal fungi study in pecan trees (PhD program)
• Pecan flower and nut phenological model (MS program)
• Pomegranate, loquat, and citrus plantation for ornamental and edible purpose (MS program)
• Maple syrup production (MS program)

Starting date: January 2023

Documents: Applications should be submitted to the Graduate College, (http://gradcollege.okstate.edu) and should include a letter of interest, a CV, academic transcripts, GRE, and TOFEL (if applicable), and three letters of reference. For further information, submit an email to Dr. Mike Schnelle (mike.schnelle@okstate.edu) and Dr. Lu Zhang (luzhang@okstate.edu).

Last Date to Apply: 12/31/2022

Location and facilities: Oklahoma State University is classified as R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The university is a land grant institution with an enrollment of about 25,000 students located midway between Tulsa and Oklahoma City.

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