The Department of Botany and Plant Pathology offers graduate programs leading to M.S., and Ph.D. degrees that prepare students for a variety of future employment opportunities. Our graduates are employed in both the public and private sector by local, state, national or international employers.
Professional opportunities exist in numerous fields including:
The Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University, provides a special environment in which to pursue undergraduate or graduate training in plant biology. We are one of a small number of universities that maintain and foster a formal link between plant pathology and botany. Our departmental structure facilitates interdisciplinary research and training opportunities and makes it possible for students to address fundamental questions in plant biology as well as applying this knowledge to practical problems related to natural or commercial plant resources.
Admission into the graduate program in terms other than Fall is unusual. Please contact the BPP Chair of Graduate Studies before submitting such an application.
All three subsections of the standard GRE (Verbal, Quantitative and Analytical) are required. Relevant subject tests are not required, but are welcome.
English language requirements for international applicants to this program are the same as the standard Graduate School requirements.
Application requirements, including required documents, letters, and forms, vary by program and may not be completely represented here. The processing of your application will not be completed until these requirements have been met. Please, before applying to this program, always contact the program office to confirm application requirements.
Letters of reference should arrive by December 15.
Please be sure to read the full admissions process discussion at the departmental website. Discussion of potential faculty mentors for an applicant's thesis research project in the applicant's Statement is required. Although not required, submitting a CV or résumé with your application is useful.
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This program may serve as a primary, secondary, or third field of study in a MAIS degree.
This program does not participate in the Accelerated Master's Platform (AMP)