Plant Protection and Pest Management (MPPPM)

Degree: Masters Degrees

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The Department of Plant Pathology offers extraordinary possibilities to gain experience in the variety of approaches used to investigate the nature and management of plant disease. Since the days of our first graduate student, Calvin C. Murray working with the founder of our Department, Julian H. Miller (pictured left), programs offered by the Department have prepared students for rewarding careers in every aspect of the discipline of plant pathology. The Department has a large faculty with diverse expertise building on strong traditions of scholarship in teaching, research and extension. There are excellent facilities at all three campuses (Athens, Griffin and Tifton) for work ranging from lab-based investigations of host-pathogen interaction to field investigations of diseases in apple, corn, cotton, cowpea, ornamentals, peaches, peanut, pecan, small fruits, small grains, soybean, tobacco, turf and vegetables.
The Department emphasizes quality undergraduate and graduate education in the classroom, laboratory and field. Students receive excellent training in bacteriology, epidemiology, genetics, host-pathogen interactions, mycology, nematology, molecular biology, pest management, and virology. Many faculty include basic and applied aspects to their program so the student is exposed to the many facets of plant pathology. The faculty maintains high standards and works closely with students to provide maximum individual attention. Students must be highly motivated and committed to understanding how basic biological principles are applied to the science of plant pathology so disease can be understood and managed. In return, students can make significant contributions to agriculture, industry, science and society.

School/College

College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Conner Hall
Athens, GA 30602-7501
Phone: 706/542-3924

Academic Department

Plant Pathology
2105 Miller Plant Science Building
Athens, GA 30602-7274
Phone: 706/542-1246

Contacts

Graduate Coordinator

David G. Riley

706/229-386-3374

Plant Pathology offers three graduate degree programs: M.S., Ph.D., and a professional Master of Plant Protection and Pest Management (M.P.P.P.M.). The M.S. and Ph.D. degrees are traditional academic degree programs preparing scientists for positions in academe, government and the private sector. The M.P.P.P.M. degree is a comprehensive multi-disciplinary nonthesis degree program in plant protection, designed to produce graduates with a sound academic background in plant pathology, entomology, weed science and crop fertility. The goal of this program is to help students acquire the academic and technical skills to develop integrated plant protection systems for rural and urban environments.

The Department emphasizes quality graduate education in the classroom, laboratory and field. Students receive excellent training in bacteriology, epidemiology, genetics, host-pathogen interactions, mycology, nematology, molecular biology, pest management and virology. Many faculty include basic and applied aspects to their program so the student is exposed to the many facets of plant pathology. The faculty maintains high standards and works closely with students to provide maximum individual attention. Students must be highly motivated and committed to understanding how basic biological principles are applied to the science of plant pathology so diseases can be understood and managed. In return, students can make significant contributions to agriculture, industry, science and society.

Degree

Code

Course Descriptions

MPPPM

811

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