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With faculty members located on three campuses (Athens, Tifton, and Griffin), we are one of the larger Departments of Plant Pathology in the country. We provide high-quality graduate and undergraduate education; conduct innovative research into the causes, nature, and management of plant disease; and help growers in Georgia and across the nation manage diseases through relevant and dynamic extension and outreach efforts.

We are especially proud of our vibrant graduate program. In addition to the research-based MS and PhD degrees in Plant Pathology, an interdisciplinary, non-thesis Master of Plant Protection and Pest Management (MPPPM) is offered. We provide exceptional opportunities for students who are interested in understanding how basic biological principles are applied to the science of plant pathology so diseases can be understood and managed for the benefit of agriculture, industry, science, and society. Click here to learn more about graduate opportunities in Plant Pathology and how to apply to our graduate program.

If you are unfamiliar with plant pathology, please view the following video to learn what the discipline can offer you:

student spotlight
faculty spotlight

Post-Tenure Review 2011-2015.

Ron Gitaitis, Professor, Plant Pathology, UGA – Tifton

Graduate Students Photo
Marin Brewer

February 15, 2016
2:30 to 3:20 p.m.

Rm 2401 Miller Plant Sciences Athens, GA


GAPP 2013
Award Winners

Dr. Marin Talbot Brewer
Assistant Professor


University of Georgia (UGA) College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES)