The MSc. students are educated to have a clear understanding of molecular genetics, plant cell and tissue culture, molecular markers and genetic engineering. Graduating students should have the ability to independently manage a research project, apply new methods for agricultural production and use of molecular tools for management of germplasm resources.
The students whom are accepted into the master's program must complete 30 credits from which 6 are taken toward their thesis. By the end of the first year, each student must submit a written thesis proposal under supervision of one or two academic staff members. By the end of the second year all formal course works and thesis research should be completed. After two years, master's students normally will have completed all formal course works and thesis research required for their degree.
The interdepartmental Ph.D program in molecular genetics has recently been launched to train students who can work effectively in research teams for the improvement of agricultural crops. Graduates of Ph.D. programs are usually qualified to be research scientists or academic staff.
The doctoral degree normally requires four or five years of study leading to the production of a publishable dissertation.