Graduate Field of PPPMB (MS/PhD)
The Graduate Field of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology (PPPMB) encompasses the study of plant disease and biology of plant-microbe interactions. Students can select from three concentrations: Plant Pathology, Plant-Microbe Biology, and Fungal and Oomycete Biology.
Master of Professional Studies (MPS)
The Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Agriculture and Life Sciences degree offered through the School of Integrative Plant Science (SIPS) is a one-year, course-based master's degree, ideal for individuals who are interested in in-depth study of the issues and advancements in plant and soil sciences.
Undergraduate Plant Sciences Major
With a Plant Sciences Major, you can:
- Expand our knowledge of plant biology
- Find new ways to produce food for a growing world population
- Breed plants to withstand climate change
- Develop sustainable cropping practices
- Investigate new methods to fight plant disease
- Restore damaged ecosystems
- Conserve species
In addition to the Plant Sciences Major, Plant Pathology Faculty contribute to the teaching efforts of other related majors:
- Agricultural Sciences
- Viticulture and Enology
- Biology with a Plant Biology Concentration
- International Agriculture and Rural Development (IARD)
Minors offered by the School of Integrative Plant Science will broaden your education at Cornell:
- Plant Sciences
- Crop Management
- Fungal Biology
- Plant Breeding
- Soil Science
Research opportunities for undergraduates
Are you interested in conducting research in a plant pathology lab? you can apply to one of our Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) Programs or apply to one of the many labs in our section that routinely host undergraduate researchers
- Summer Research Scholars REU at Cornell AgriTech
- Microbial Friends & Foes REU
- Plant Genome Internship - NSF sponsored program introduces high school and undergraduate students to state-of-the-art techniques in plant biology and trains students in scientific ethics, laboratory safety, and data presentation.
- The Office of Undergraduate Research provides information about exploring the wealth of research opportunities at Cornell
- The Honors Program in Biological Sciences is designed to offer advanced training in laboratory and field research through the performance of an original research project under the direct guidance of a member of the Cornell faculty.