Nationally and internationally ranked the Plant Pathology Graduate Program prepares scientists and leaders to meet today’s and the future’s scientific, agricultural, and environmental needs. Graduate education builds on the foundation of internationally outstanding faculty research programs and highly qualified and motivated graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. North Carolina’s climatic and ecological diversity allows for cultivation of a rich assortment of agricultural, horticultural, and forest plant species affected by diverse pathogens representing all major pathogen groups. Thus, our graduate students, working with their major advisors and advisory committees have a variety of options for planning their graduate program within their individual research interests and professional career goals.
We offer the Ph.D., Masters, and Minor degrees in Plant Pathology. Our faculty and course offerings build a fundamental knowledge base for a career in academia, government, and the private sector.