University of Georgia

College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Plant Protection and Pest Management


UGA Graduate School, 320 East Clayton Street, Suite 400

Athens, GA 30602

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.P.P.P.M. - Plant Protection and Pest Management

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Plant Protection and Pest Management (MPPPM) is a
 professional masters degree program between the departments of
 Entomology, Crop and Soil Sciences, and Plant Pathology. The program is
 designed to produce graduates with comprehensive, multidisciplinary
 training in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) of insect, plant disease,
 and weed pests of agricultural, commercial, and home commodities. MPPPM
 graduates are trained for employment as IPM professionals in the pest
 control industry, pesticide and fertilizer services, cooperative
 extension and regulatory agencies. The goal of the MPPPM program is to
 train students to be proficient in solving the types of pest management
 problems routinely encountered by growers and other agricultural
 professionals, as well as urban pest control. IPM using a blend of pest
 control strategies including pesticides, transgenic crops, cultural
 operations, and biological control is stressed in classwork. The MPPPM
 program is not a research-oriented degree, but graduates have
 successfully pursued Ph.D. degrees related to IPM. There is no thesis
 requirement in MPPPM, but an IPM-oriented internship is part of the
 program of study.


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Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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