M.Sc. program: Genetics & Breeding (721)




Full information about the program in the

University Course Catalog


Full information about the program in the University Course Catalog

Head of the teaching program:
Prof. Zvi Peleg
Telephone: 08-9489638
e-mail: zvi.peleg@mail.huji.ac.il

Ms. Iris Izenshtadt
Telephone: 08-9489333
e-mail: Iris.Izenshtadt@mail.huji.ac.il



The interdisciplinary program provides a broad theoretical and applied knowledge in various fundamental aspects of genetics and breeding, including classical genetics, cytogenetics, molecular genetics, bioinformatics, quantitative genetics and system biology.  The program trains students to become researchers in the field of genetics, breeding and agricultural biotechnology and eventually become independent plants or animals breeders, based on their comprehensive genetic understanding.


Study tracks: Non-Thesis (40 HUJI credits) / Thesis (24 HUJI credits)

Duration of studies: 2 years in both tracks

Language of instruction: English (as long as there is an English-speaking student enrolled in the course)

Associated faculty research department: Plant Sciences and Genetics in Agriculture


Admission requirements:

Bachelor's degree in Agriculture Sciences, Biology, or any other relevant field.


Non-Thesis Track:

Admission Requirements 

Coursework and requirements 

Study Program 


Thesis Track:

Admission Requirements

Coursework and requirements

Study Program


*Securing a Supervisor: Before submitting the application, the candidate should contact a Faculty member that agrees to supervise him/her.

Listing of research opportunities 

Without a supervisor agreement, the application will not be considered 



Non-Thesis Track: Approx. $5,300 for international students per year / Approx. $4,300 for Israeli students/olim hadashim per year  

Thesis Track: Approx. $280 per year


How to apply:

Israeli students  

International Students (with a bachelor's degree from abroad)