Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
The doctoral degree usually requires three years of study and research beyond the master's degree. Advancement to doctoral candidacy is decided on the basis of previous academic record, performance in graduate courses, and a candidacy examination.
Dual-title degree in Biogeochemistry
Ph.D. graduate students who are interested in strengthening their plant pathology degree by integrating their graduate education in biogeochemistry should consider applying to this dual-title degree program in the Geosciences Department.
The program involves an active and engaging graduate student community, mandatory co-advising, cross-disciplinary coursework, and opportunities for additional stipend and tuition support beyond that of a student’s home department or program. Annual events offer an opportunity to exchange ideas with biogeochemists on and off campus, including the student-organized Environmental Chemistry Student Symposium and annual mini-conferences and field trips.
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.
An advisory committee appointed by the program chair determines the specific course requirements, approves the research plan, and administers the comprehensive examination and thesis defense.