Plant Pathology

About the Program

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Students gain advanced knowledge of plant pathology, including physiology, biochemistry, and molecular biology of plant pathogens or host-pathogen interactions; the biology and ecology of plant pathogens; epidemiology and modeling of plant diseases; and the diagnosis and control of plant diseases, including chemical, biological and integrated methods of control. Students graduate with the qualitative and quantitative skills necessary for professional research and teaching in plant diseases caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi, and nematodes.

Degree Type
Departmentally-Based Graduate Program
Degrees Offered
M.S. Plan I
M.S. Plan II
Ph.D. Plan B
Lead Dean

College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Admissions and Fellowship Information

Admission Deadlines
General: Jan 5, 2023
Internal Fellowship Deadlines
Prospective Student Fellowship: Jan 5, 2023
Continuing Student Fellowship: Jan 15, 2023

Program Contact Information

Primary Program Contacts

Graduate Program Coordinator

Program Coordinator
Theresa Garcia
(530) 754-9506 |

Graduate Program Chair

Graduate Program Chair
Gitta Coaker
(530) 752-6541 |

Department Chair
David Rizzo
(530) 754-0300 |

Additional Contacts

Program Contacts

Faculty Advisor
Joanne Emerson
Plant Pathology

Advisor: General
Neil Mcroberts
Plant Pathology
(530) 752-3248 |

Advisor: General
Ioannis Stergiopoulos
Plant Pathology
(530) 400-9802 |

Mentor Eligible
Akif Eskalen
Anr Plant Pathology