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.
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Programme StructureCourses include:
- Plant Biology
- Plant Microbiology
- School of Plant Sciences Seminar
- Applied Biostatistics
- Spatio-Temporal Ecology
- Functional and Evolutionary Genomics
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- 12 months
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DisciplinesBiology Soil Science Botany View 83 other Masters in Soil Science in United States
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- 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
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International33600 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 12 months.
National33600 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 12 months.
In-State13400 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13400 USD per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Tucson
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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.