With 27 faculty members and close to 50 graduate students, the University of Georgia offers one of the largest and most holistic plant pathology graduate programs in the United States. The program includes a wide range of opportunities in areas ranging from applied, field-based research to fundamental, lab-based approaches.

We offer three graduate degrees: M.S., Ph.D., and an interdisciplinary, non-thesis Master of Plant Protection and Pest Management (MPPPM) degree. Students have the opportunity to specialize across the range of disciplines that comprise the contemporary field of plant pathology, including mycology, bacteriology, nematology, virology, genetics, molecular plant-microbe interactions, epidemiology and integrated disease management.


Graduate Coordinator

James W. Buck
James W. Buck Professor - Diseases of soybean, wheat and ornamentals
Plant Pathology