M.Sc. program: Plant Sciences in Agriculture (724)


Full information about the program in the

University Course Catalog


Head of the teaching program:
Dr. Leor Eshed-Williams
Telephone: 08-9489964
e-mail: Leor.Williams@mail.huji.ac.il

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


The program provides students with a deep understanding of plant sciences and their implementation in modern agriculture. It is aimed at students wishing to expand and deepen their basic knowledge of the structure and functioning of plant systems on all biological organizational levels, from plant populations, plant-environment interactions to the sub-cellular level. The program offers a variety of courses on the physiological, biochemical, morphogenetic, evolutionary and ecological processes involved in controlling plant development and acclimatization to the environment. The program also focuses on mathematical modeling of plant-related processes, as well as on central topics in plant biotechnology.


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)