Agriculture and Life Sciences (Plant Pathology) M.P.S. (Ithaca)
Field of Study
For a more complete description of the Field of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology, please go to gradfield.plantpath.cornell.edu/default.html
Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology are the study of plant diseases and the biology of plant-microbe interactions at the molecular to ecosystem levels of organization. The Field of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology at Cornell offers graduate degree programs in plant pathology and the biology, genetics and evolution of fungi and oomycetes. To reflect the diversity of academic interests and activities, the Field is organized into three program areas:
- Plant Pathology (including the concentrations Ecological and Environmental Plant Pathology and Plant Disease Epidemiology)
- Plant-Microbe Biology
- Fungal and Oomycete Biology
Faculty and graduate students in plant pathology are located in two locations in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences: the main campus in Ithaca, NY, and the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, approximately 50 miles (80 km) northwest of Ithaca.
Contact InformationWebsite: http://gradfield.plantpath.cornell.edu/default.html
Phone: 607 255-3245
334 Plant Science Building
Ithaca, NY 14853
Concentrations by Subject
- fungal and oomycete biology
- plant pathology
- plant-microbe biology
Application Requirements and Deadlines
Fall, Feb. 15: applications received after the application deadline will be considered if space is available; spring admission is discouraged, check with Field
- all Graduate School Requirements, including the TOEFL or IELTS Exam for Non-Native English Applicants
- three recommendations (must be on business letterhead and signed)
- GRE general test
- GRE subject test in biology advised, but not required
Communicate effectively to professional and lay audiences through writing, speaking and graphics.
Demonstrate a broad knowledge of core concepts in Plant Pathology, Disease diagnosis and management.
Demonstrate awareness of ethics and compliance responsibilities.