Plant Pathology Graduate Program

We prepare leaders for today’s and tomorrow’s science and agricultural needs in a flexible, rewarding environment. Our graduate students have the option to craft their own program, capturing their individual research interests and professional goals.

We offer two master’s degrees and a Ph.D. in plant pathology. Our faculty and diverse course offerings cultivate a fundamental knowledge base for any plant pathology career path.

Minimum Admissions Requirements

  • A bachelor’s (B.S. or B.A.) or master’s (M.S.) degree or equivalent degree from an accredited university or institute of higher education
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA (>3.25 GPA preferred)
  • TOEFL for international students from non-English speaking countries
  • The Plant Pathology Graduate Program does NOT require the GRE; however, eligibility for some training grants may

We recruit highly competitive students for our graduate degree programs. Check out the paths below to find the one that’s right for you.

Master of Science

The Master of Science (M.S.) requires students to complete 30 semester hours and an original master’s thesis. Up to 12 semester hours of graduate certificate coursework can be applied toward this degree.

Master of Plant Pathology

The Master of Plant Pathology (MPP) is a non-thesis degree that requires 30 semester hours of coursework. Up to 12 semester hours of graduate certificate coursework can be applied toward this degree.

Ph.D.

Our doctoral students are the driving force in our research. Pursue your interests with our program. Students must complete 72 semester hours and an original Ph.D. dissertation. Up to 18 semester hours of master coursework can be applied toward this degree.