Graduate Studies

The Department offers the only Plant Pathology graduate program in the state and is accredited through the Graduate School of the University of Arkansas by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. Students can enter the program in Plant Pathology from many areas of study but a background in biological sciences is very helpful. All students who have completed the requirements for a baccalaureate in an acceptable field will be given equal consideration regardless of race, sex, nationality or ethnic group.

Graduate Programs:

The Graduate Program Provides:

  • A professional background and training for students to earn the M.S. or Ph.D. degrees.
  • An advanced training in plant pathology with emphasis in biological control of diseases and weeds, breeding for disease resistance in major crops, diseases of fruits, vegetables and agricultural crops, mycology, bacteriology, nematology, virology and physiology of pathogens. 

Requirements for Graduate Program:

  • Original research that culminates in either a M.S. thesis or Ph.D. dissertation
  • A minimum of 30 hours of course work is required of all M.S. students.
  • Additional coursework, as determined by each student's advisory committee, is required of each Ph.D. candidate.