University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign

University of Illinois At Urbana - Champaign

Graduate Study in Plant Pathology


Department of Bioengineering 1270 DCL, MC 278

801 South Wright Street

Urbana, IL 61802

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Graduate Study in Plant Pathology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Plant pathologists study fungi, bacteria, viruses, nematodes and other microbes that cause diseases of plants. Plant pathology focuses on understanding how hosts, pathogens and environments interact to cause plant diseases and on developing ways to control important diseases. Areas of graduate study in plant pathology range from a basic understanding of host-microbe interactions to applied control practices for disease management. Plant pathology is a prosperous area for basic biological research as well as an integral part of maintaining sustainable, environmentally friendly agricultural productions systems.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 40,000+

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