The Department 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.

Graduate Studies

Undergraduate Studies

How to Apply to the Graduate Program

Are you interested in pursuing a graduate degree in the Department of Plant Pathology (PLPA) at the University of Arkansas?


The Application Process

As part of the official application process, you must apply to the University of Arkansas and be admitted to the Graduate School.

The Graduate School will need GRE scores and your academic transcripts to process your application (the institutional code is 6866 for scores submission). TOEFL scores are required from international students.  You will also need to provide e-mail contact information for three people that can submit letters of recommendation.   All materials will be submitted electronically as part of the application.

Please see the graduate admissions site for more information:

If you are considered an international student, you also must follow the instructions at this admissions site:

Additional international information and frequently asked questions can can be found at:


Area of Interest

You are encouraged to contact individual faculty if you have an interest in their research programs:

A letter of intent is required as part of your application. The letter should be one to two pages in length and indicate your specific areas of interest, background and career goals. It can be sent directly to or Clarity in your application is important because we evaluate each application and match the available financial resources, such as assistantships or grant funds, to the interests of the applicant.


Additional Information

For full information on the Plant Pathology graduate programs, see:


Additional queries can be sent to Program Specialist, Heather Jorgensen, at