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Grad School / Program:

  • Plant Pathology

  • Contact:
  • 107 Center for Integrated Plant Systems
    Department of Plant Pathology
    Michigan State University (MSU)
    East Lansing, MI 48824
    United States
    Phone: 517-432-4592



  • Degrees Granted:
  • Masters, Doctorate

  • Programs offered:
  • On-campus
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  • Description:
  • Plant pathology is the study of plant disease and the pathogens that cause disease. By its nature, plant pathology is a multidisciplinary field that integrates microbiology, plant science, environmental science and other disciplines. New knowledge generated by research is used to further the discipline of plant pathology and to develop new and effective means of disease management for our stakeholders.

    We carry out both basic and applied research on all major pathogen groups, and much of this research is tied to one or more of the many commodities in Michigan. Examples of research areas include fundamental biology of plant pathogens, genetics and molecular biology of disease resistance, plant disease management, epidemiology, plant pathogen ecology, and biological control. Through our research, extension and education programs, we are also working to develop cost effective and sustainable disease control measures that are needed by Michigan plant agriculture and natural resource industries.

  • Admission Information:
  • To submit a complete file for review by the Department Graduate Committee, you will need to send or have sent the following items to the department:

    Departmental application In printable pdf format.

    Three (3) letters of recommendation
    We require three letters of recommendation from individuals qualified to assess your promise of success in a graduate program (e.g. college or university faculty, individuals at research or other scholarly institutions, teaching assistants, etc). No special forms are required. Simply ask your referees to send their letters directly to the Department at the address listed above.

    The university application, including 'Statement of Purpose' (do not send the application fee)

    Official copies of all transcripts from institutions of higher education

    GRE Scores
    Application for the Graduate Record Examination should be made to the Educational Testing Service, PO Box 6000, Princeton, NJ, 08541-6000. Information concerning the examination and the dates on which it is to be given are available in the Dean's Offices of most campuses. It is important to take the examination early enough so that your application folder will be complete by the January 15 deadline.


    TOEFL Scores
    International students are required to take the TOEFL. A minimum TOEFL score of 600 (250 for computer-based exam).

  • Grad Program Website:
  • http://www.plantpathology.msu.edu/

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