Students gain advanced knowledge of plant pathology, including physiology, biochemistry, and molecular biology of plant pathogens or host-pathogen interactions; the biology and ecology of plant pathogens; epidemiology and modeling of plant diseases; and the diagnosis and control of plant diseases, including chemical, biological and integrated methods of control.
The graduate program in plant pathology educates students in the science of plant pathology and prepares them for successful careers.
Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology are the study of plant diseases and the biology of plant-microbe interactions at the molecular to ecosystem levels of organization. The Field of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology at Cornell offers graduate degree programs in plant pathology and the biology, genetics and evolution of fungi and oomycetes.
I share Ohio State’s Plant Pathology Graduate program requirements as an example. Successful candidates have GPA's that range from 3.0-4.0. Although we don't require a minimum GRE score, our graduate program likes to see (as a guideline) Verbal and Quantitative scores in the 60-61st percentile range, and a 4.0 or greater on the Analytical Writing section.
The graduate program in plant pathology offers a flexible course of study leading to M.S. and Ph.D that optimizes your graduate coursework to suit your interests and career goals.
The Department offers graduate programs leading to the Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Botany and Plant Pathology, with opportunities for specialization in the following areas of concentration: Ecology, Genetics, Genomics and Computational Biology, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Mycology, Plant Pathology, Plant Physiology, and Systematics.
Plant Pathology Graduate Study Program. Students in the Plant Pathology program have diverse interests in the fundamental biology, etiology, and epidemiology of plant pathogens as well as the management of plant diseases; however, they are united in the common goal of achieving a greater understanding of pathogen biology and ecology in order to predict and mitigate disease impacts.
The Department of Botany and Plant Pathology offers graduate programs leading to M.S., and Ph.D. degrees that prepare students for a variety of future employment opportunities. Our graduates are employed in both the public and private sector by local, state, national or international employers. Professional opportunities exist in numerous fields including.