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

Related majors

In addition to the Plant Sciences Major, Plant Pathology Faculty contribute to the teaching efforts of other related majors:

Undergraduate minors

Minors offered by the School of Integrative Plant Science will broaden your education at Cornell:

  • Plant Sciences 
  • Crop Management 
  • Fungal Biology 
  • Horticulture 
  • 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