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Michigan State University

Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences

East Lansing, MI

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Overview

Michigan State University / Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences is located in East Lansing, MI, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Crop and soil sciences
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Plant breeding, genetics and biotechnology-crop and soil sciences
Master of Science (MS) Plant breeding and genetics-crop and soil sciences
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Crop and soil sciences-environmental toxicology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Crop and soil sciences
Master of Science (MS) Plant pathology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Plant pathology

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 8
Doctoral Degrees 11

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

38
Applied
14
Accepted
37%

Applying

Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Entrance Requirements

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships

Student Body

61
Total Graduate Students
8%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
91%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 1.64%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 44%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 1.64%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 1.64%

Gender

Male (59%)
Female (40%)

Faculty

27
Total faculty
Full-time - 27
Part-time - 0
Male (21)
Female (6)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Not reported
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
6,931,875

Location & Contact

Address East Lansing, MI  48824
United States
Contact Dr. James J. Kells
Chairperson
Email: kells@msu.edu
Phone: 517-355-0271 ext. 1103
Fax: 517-353-5174

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