12 months
27113 USD/year
13533 USD/year
6308 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Because of its broad mission, the Department of Plant Pathology has strong interrelationships with all other plant- and biology-oriented departments and commodity groups within the state and nationally and internationally. The Plant Pathology program is offered by Washington State University 

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The mission of the department reflects the strategic goals of Washington State University by advancing knowledge of plant pathology through creative research and scholarship, by extending that knowledge worldwide through the training of graduate students, and by applying the knowledge to protect the quality and quantity of the local and global food supply.

Student Opportunities:

Students in the Plant Pathology program at Washington State University will gain analytical and practical skills in carrying out field-, laboratory- and greenhouse-based research that prepare them to be competitive for employment in academic, government and industry laboratories. Students will be provided other professional development opportunities such as resume writing, interview skills, written and oral communication skills, public speaking and attendance at professional conferences.

Programme Structure

All graduates will be able to:

  • The program provides training and coursework to help students develop the following skills:
    • Understanding, interpretation and synthesis of scientific literature pertaining to plant pathology and related disciplines.
    • Formulating hypotheses; developing experimental designs to test these hypotheses; establishing and maintaining experiments.
    • Collecting data in an objective way and conducting appropriate statistical analyses.
    • Interpretation and presentation of research results in oral and written formats.
    • Presentation of research at professional meetings and local commodity meetings.
    • Publication of research in peer-reviewed scientific journals and other discipline-appropriate outlets such as commodity newsletters.
  • Key information


    • Full-time
      • 12 months

    Start dates & application deadlines

    More details

    Priority deadline:Fall January 10Spring July 1


    30 SCH


    On Campus

    Academic requirements

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    Other requirements

    General requirements

    • Prospective international students must have the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree from an approved institution. Usually, this is a minimum of four years of study beyond grade 12.
    • A grade point average equivalent to a U.S. grade of "B" (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or better is required. 

    Tuition Fee

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    • International

      27113 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 27113 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
    • National

      13533 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 13533 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
    • In-State

      6308 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 6308 USD for the full programme during 12 months.

    Living costs for Pullman

    904 - 1507 USD /month
    Living costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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