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Plant Pathology

Louisiana State University

24 months
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29456 USD/year
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About

Graduate students of the Plant Pathology course at Louisiana State University  have the opportunity to work with Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station personnel who are conducting investigations in plant pathology and crop physiology. Research problems may also be selected in plant molecular biology.

Overview

This department has a long history of internationally recognized basic and applied research on diseases caused by bacteria, fungi, viruses and nematodes in agriculture. Climatic conditions in Louisiana allow cultivation and research of semitropical crop species such as rice, sugarcane, cotton, sweet potatoes, soybeans, corn, fruit crops, grain sorghum and small grains, ornamentals, turf grass and vegetable crops.

Domain

A plant pathologist is a scientist who specializes in diseases of plants that may be caused by bacteria, fungi, viruses, nematodes and abiotic agents. 

One or more of these disciplines are used to investigate the mechanisms by which pathogens cause disease and by which plants resist infection. 

Plant pathologists were among the first to use biotechnological and genetic engineering techniques in the plant sciences. Classical means of disease control, such as chemical, biological and cultural, also are studied. The Plant Pathology course is offered at Louisiana State University

Programme Structure

Topics

  • biochemistry,
  • botany, 
  • ecology, 
  • epidemiology, 
  • genetics,
  • microbiology,
  • molecular biology 
  • physiology

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

36 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

Other requirements

General requirements

All applicants must have the following in order to be considered for unconditional admission:

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. institution or the equivalent from a foreign institution. 
  • A grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.00 (A = 4.0) on all undergraduate work (or in the final 64 credit hours) and any graduate work already completed.
  • Acceptable GRE or GMAT scores. 
  • A copy of the name page of your passport.
  • A completed Affidavit of Support and supporting financial documents (required to process forms for F-1 and J-1 visas). Note: Your application will be processed even if your financial documents are not included.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29456 USD/year
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  • National

    29456 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 29456 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    12541 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 12541 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Baton Rouge

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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