M.S. and Ph.D. in Plant Pathology

Graduate course requirements:

Below are requirements for students pursuing the M.S. and Ph.D. in Plant Pathology and Specialization in Plant Pathology offered through the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture and the School of Biological Sciences.

Graduate Course MS Students PhD Students
PLPT 801 Biology of Plant Pathogens 
(3 credit hours)
 
Required - 3 hours Required - 3 hours
PLPT 802 Ecology & Management of Plant Pathogens (3 credit hours)
 
Required - 3 hours Required - 3 hours
PLPT 891 Plant Disease Field Tour
(1 credit hour)
 
Required - 1 hour Required - 1 hour
PLPT 968 Plant Pathology Seminar
(1 credit hour)

 

Required - 2 hours for MS Plant Pathology and SBS students, 1 hour for Agronomy students

Required - 3 hours for PhD Plant Pathology and SBS students, 2 hours for Agronomy students
Agronomy Seminar

Required - 1 hour for Agronomy students only

Required - 1 hour for Agronomy students only
     
Select from the following courses:  Required 3-4 hours for MS Plant Pathology students only Required 6-7 hours for PhD Plant Pathology, 3-4 for SBS and Agronomy
PLPT 866 Phytopathogenic Nematodes
(3 credit hours)
 
   
PLPT 867 Plant Associated Microbes
(4 credit hours)
 
   
PLPT 963 Genetics of Host-Parasite Interaction
(3 credit hours)
 
   
PLPT 965 Plant Virology
(3 credit hours)
   
     
One Agronomy course in:
crop ecology,
breeding, plant physiology,
or soil science (3 credit hours)
Required - 3 hours for Agronomy students only Required - 3 hours for Agronomy students only
     
Guidance Interview During first semester During first semester
     
TOTAL

9 hours for SBS students

13-14  hours for SBS students
  12 hours for Agronomy students 16-17 hours for Agronomy students
12 hours for M.S. in Plant Pathology students 16-17 hours for Ph.D. in Plant Pathology students

 

If you have questions, please contact:
Dr. Sydney Everhart, Chair of the Graduate Committee
Contact Information

Page updated: 9/17/2020