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Our graduate curriculum is comprehensive and allows specialization in molecular biology and genomics, fungal systematics and evolution, the genetics of disease resistance, novel aspects of disease management, and more. Introductory courses offer laboratories to provide hands on experience with disease diagnostics and plant associated microbes. Opportunities for teaching experience are a highlight for students looking toward a career that includes instruction. 

The Department of Plant Pathology offers graduate studies leading to:

  • Master of Science (thesis and nonthesis option)
  • Doctor of Philosophy

The Department also participates in the Doctor of Plant Medicine interdisciplinary professional degree.

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Our department offers a variety of courses available to undergraduate students via the Plant Science program. This is a recommended avenue for undergraduate students interested in pursuing an education and career in Plant Pathology.