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Botany and Plant Pathology Graduate Major (MA, MAg, MS, PhD, MAIS)

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College of Agricultural Sciences | Botany and Plant Pathology


Graduate Areas of Concentration

Applied systematics, ecology, genetics, genomics and computational biology, molecular and cellular biology, mycology, plant pathology, plant physiology, systematics

The Department of Botany and Plant Pathology offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Arts, Master of Agriculture, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in the field of botany and plant pathology.

Within this major field, students may elect to specialize in one of the approved areas of concentration.

The selection of an area of concentration is optional. Students may major in botany and plant pathology without selecting an area of concentration. The approved areas of concentration are described below.

Students majoring in any one area of concentration may incorporate into their programs minors in other areas within the department or minors in other departments and colleges. Integrated minors, and interdisciplinary programs in plant physiology, molecular and cellular biology, genetics, and environmental sciences are also available.

The MS and PhD degrees offered by the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology require, in addition to course work, research resulting in the presentation and defense of a thesis. A nonthesis MS degree also is available for students with particular career goals, including an internship-based MS program in the area of applied systematics. PhD candidates must pass a preliminary examination upon completion of their course work. In addition, PhD students are required to be a teaching assistant for two quarters. The MA degree requires the knowledge of one foreign language.

Inquiries concerning graduate studies may be forwarded to the chairperson of the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology.





Major Code: 5160

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