Master of Science in Plant Pathology

The Master of Science (MS) in Plant Pathology is designed to develop new understanding through research and creativity. Students have the option to pursue a thesis or non-thesis Master of Science degree. The current plant pathology curriculum reflects the need for balance between detailed fundamental knowledge of specific concepts with broad-based training.

Plant Pathology is the science of plant health management that encompasses plant diseases, their nature, causal agents, host resistance, community ecology and interrelated phenomena. Plant Pathology is a broad program with emphasis on both basic molecular biology and field application, and involves the scientific training of professional plant pathologists. Emphasis is placed on the fundamental and practical concepts associated with pathology and the conceptual schemes of fungal, bacterial, viral, nematological, mycoplasmal and physiogenic diseases, host plant resistance, and the role of environmental cues in plant health.

Steps to Fulfill a Masters Program