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Master of Science (M.S.)

The Master of Science graduate program in Plant Pathology provides education and research experience in the study of plant disease to prepare qualified graduates for college teaching and research positions as well as careers in industry and government.

The Master of Science student is exposed to the breadth of the plant pathology discipline through coursework and a research thesis, usually completed in two years.

Dual-title degree in International Agriculture and Development

Graduate students (both M.S. and Ph.D.) who are interested in strengthening their plant pathology degree by incorporating international experiences and credentials should consider applying to this dual-title degree program in the College of Agricultural Sciences. 

Graduate students must apply and be accepted into International Agriculture and Development (INTAD). Contact Dr. María del Mar Jiménez Gasco for more information.

A master's graduate from Penn State can pursue a professional career in plant pathology. Some exercise the option to continue on to pursue a doctoral degree.

Penn State World Campus intercollege Master of Professional Studies (iMPS) in Homeland Security

The Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security is a 33-credit online program which offers four options for academic specialization within homeland security, one of which is the Agricultural Biosecurity and Food Defense option.

Agricultural Biosecurity and Food Defense Option: The intercollege Master of Professional Studies (iMPS) Homeland Security Agricultural Biosecurity and Food Defense option is designed for those who want to learn to safeguard America's food supply chain.

Online Graduate Certificate: The 12-credit Online Certificate in AgBio Security and Food Defense is also available to those with Bachelor's degrees. The credits earned in this certificate may be applied toward the Master's in Homeland Security-Agricultural Biosecurity and Food Defense option.

Please contact Dr. Gretchen Kuldau for additional information about these programs.

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