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Master of Science in Plant Pathology University of Arkansas




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Primary Areas of Faculty Research: Research areas of the faculty of the Department of Plant Pathology are diverse, including fundamental studies emphasizing fungal, viral, nematode, and bacterial pathogens of plants, as well as mission-oriented research aimed at solving specific disease problems. Research projects are wide-ranging, extending from basic and molecular aspects of disease and pathogenesis to more applied research on disease control methods for the major food and fiber crops in the world. Specific areas include: fungal ecology and genetics, nematology, virology, soil ecology, molecular biology of plant pathogens, biological control of plant diseases, genetics and physiology of parasitism and resistance.

Requirements for the Master of Science Degree: A thesis reporting results of original research and a minimum of 24 semester hours of course work (including 15 semester hours in plant pathology) plus 6 semester hours of thesis credit are required. The student must pass a comprehensive oral examination and successfully defend the thesis upon its completion.

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Full Time (Minimum of 24 semester hours of course work (including 15 semester hours in plant pathology) plus 6 semester hours of thesis credit are required)

Tuition fees

$27,302.00 (19,61,103) per year

The annual fee is based on 24 hours.


14 Jan, 26 Aug


Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences

University of Arkansas,



72701, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Specific course prerequisites are not required for admission to the M.S. program. However, a strong undergraduate background in an agricultural, biological, and/or physical science is highly desirable. Deficiencies or prerequisites for advanced courses may be included in the individual student’s academic program.

English Proficiency Test: TOEFL Internet-Based – 79; TOEFL Paper-Based – 550; IELTS - 6.5; PTE-A Pearson Test of English-Academic – 58.

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