Areas of research at the M.S. and Ph.D. levels include: molecular plant pathology, fungal molecular genetics, phytobacteriology, nematology, virology, epidemiology, biocontrol, disease resistance and plant diseases. There are also opportunities for inter-disciplinary programs in biotechnology, plant breeding, microclimatology, plant stress, pest management, and international agriculture.
Graduate programs in the Department of Plant Pathology are part of the School of Biological Sciences (SBS) and graduate degrees are granted through that School. Graduate programs are also offered in partnership with the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture.




Panicum Mosaic Virus Complex and Biofuels Switchgrass, Catherine Louise Stewart