12 months
20800 USD/year
20800 USD/year
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The Field of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology at Cornell University offers graduate degree programs in plant pathology and the biology, genetics and evolution of fungi and oomycetes.


Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology are the study of plant diseases and the biology of plant-microbe interactions at the molecular to ecosystem levels of organization. 

In addition to Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology, Cornell University offers graduate programs that cover the full spectrum of plant sciences.

Learning Outcomes

  • Communicate effectively to professional and lay audiences through writing, speaking and graphics.
  • Demonstrate a broad knowledge of core concepts in Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology taught in required courses and knowledge of their specialized area of study as defined by the requirements and expectations of each PPPMB concentration and chosen minor subject areas.
  • Demonstrate awareness of ethics and compliance responsibilities.
  • Demonstrate teaching competence through TA, seminar, and speaking experiences.
  • Conduct publishable research in their field and concentration of study.
  • Demonstrate an ability to think critically and apply scientific method to develop testable hypotheses.

Programme Structure

Concentrations by Subject

  • fungal and oomycete biology
  • plant pathology
  • plant-microbe biology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All Graduate School Requirements, including the TOEFL or IELTS Exam for Non-Native English Applicants
  • Three recommendations (must be on business letterhead and signed)
  • Personal statement

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20800 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 20800 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    20800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20800 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Ithaca

1128 - 2460 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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