Doctor of Philosophy in Plant Pathology

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Priority deadline:

  • Fall January 10
  • Spring July 1


  • Pullman

International Student English Proficiency Exams

International students may need to surpass the Graduate School’s minimum English language proficiency exam scores for this program. If the graduate program has unique score requirements, they will be detailed below. Otherwise, please refer to the Graduate School’s minimum score guidelines.

Degree Description:

Doctorate in Plant Pathology requires graded course work and completion of dissertation research. The degree involves study in mycology, bacteriology, nematology, virology, disease physiology and biochemistry, molecular biology of host-parasite relationships, etiology, ecology and epidemiology of plant diseases, disease resistance, and integrated disease management by developing and deploying cultural, chemical, biological, and biotechnoological approaches.

Admission Requirements:

Submit all of the materials listed below to the WSU Graduate School:
Three letters of recommendation;
Statement of Purpose explaining why you wish to earn a Ph.D. at WSU Plant Pathology;
Official transcripts for all colleges and universities attended.

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