Ph.D. On Campus

Plant Pathology

Cornell University

20800 USD/year
20800 USD/year
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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 Plant Pathology program is offered by Cornell University.


In addition to Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology, Cornell University offers graduate programs that cover the full spectrum of plant sciences. The Plant Pathology program is offered by Cornell University.

Learning Outcomes

  • Communicate effectively to professional and lay audiences through writing, speaking and graphics.
  • Demonstrate a broad knowledge of core concepts in Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology taught in required courses and knowledge of their specialized area of study as defined by the requirements and expectations of each PPPMB program concentration and chosen minor subject areas.
  • Demonstrate awareness of ethics and compliance responsibilities.
  • Demonstrate teaching competence through TA, seminar and speaking experiences.
  • Conduct original and publishable research in their field and concentration of study.
  • Demonstrate an ability to think critically, apply scientific method, and manage resources allowing development of an independent research program
  • Show evidence of development as a professional in the discipline.

Programme Structure

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

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Recommendations
    • A statement of purpose
    • Transcripts
    • English language proficiency

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Living costs for Ithaca

1128 - 2460 USD /month
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