Master of Science (M.S.) in Plant Pathology Program By Iowa State University |Top Universities

Master of Science (M.S.) in Plant Pathology

Master of Science (M.S.) in Plant Pathology

  • QS World University Rankings
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  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 24 months
The department offers studies for the degree master of science with a major in plant pathology, and minor work for students majoring in other departments or programs. A master of science nonthesis option is available. The department also participates in the interdepartmental majors in microbiology; toxicology; genetics; plant biology; molecular, cellular, and developmental biology; ecology and evolutionary biology; and sustainable agriculture. Students entering graduate programs in the department need a sound background in the physical, biological, and mathematical sciences as well as adequate preparation in English. Graduates have a broad understanding of the biology and management of plant pathogenic microorganisms and the interactions of pathogens with their host plants. They understand the relationship between plant pathology and allied disciplines and are able to communicate effectively with scientific colleagues and the general public in both formal and informal settings. Graduates are able to address complex plant disease problems facing agricultural and bioscience professionals, taking into account the related ethical, social, legal, and environmental issues. They are skilled in research procedures, communicating research results, and writing concise and persuasive grant proposals.