12 months
33600 USD/year
33600 USD/year
13400 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Plant Pathology program from University of Arizona provides training in the microbial sciences through core and elective coursework and an in-depth research opportunity in molecular, genetic, genomic, or ecological aspects of microbes, including free-living and plant-associated fungi, bacteria, and viruses. 

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Key Features

New MS students have the opportunity to rotate through two labs, to gain experience with the scientific questions and techniques employed in each. Following the selection of a permanent lab and a Major Advisor, students deepen their expertise in that lab's research area through participation in all aspects of the lab’s activities. With guidance from the Major Advisor, students then develop and execute a novel research project and disseminate their results through a Master’s Thesis and potentially a scientific publication.

Core coursework is minimal and includes cross-training in basic plant science, to ensure a solid foundation in plant responses to microbial interactions. Elective coursework, chosen in consultation with the student’s advisors, deepens expertise in areas related to the intended direction within plant microbial research.

The Plant Pathology MS prepares students for careers in agency, industry, and academic institutions that require a solid background in microbial science and experience with research techniques and experimental design.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Plant Biology
  • Plant Microbiology
  • School of Plant Sciences Seminar
  • Applied Biostatistics 
  • Metagenomics 
  • Spatio-Temporal Ecology 
  • Functional and Evolutionary Genomics

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

  • Statement of Purpose: Describe your academic background, previous research experience, current research interests that are relevant to our program, and career goals. Include information about which research labs you would like to consider joining; contact those faculty in advance, and report here on your interactions. Maximum 2 pages.
  • CV: List your education, work, volunteer, and any other relevant experiences. One to two pages.
  • Letters of recommendation: Three are required.
  • Proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    13400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13400 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Tucson

830 - 1140 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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