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Texas A&M University

Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology

College Station, TX

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Overview

Texas A&M University / Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology is located in College Station, TX, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Plant pathology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Plant pathology

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 2
Doctoral Degrees 3

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

13
Applied
13
Accepted
7
Enrolled
100%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
90
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Letters of recommendation, BS/BA in biological sciences
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Letters of recommendation, BS/BA in biological sciences

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

34
Total Graduate Students
8%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
91%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.94%
Black or African American 5.88%
White or Caucasian 44%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 8.82%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 2.94%
Unknown 2.94%

Gender

Male (70%)
Female (29%)

Faculty

15
Total faculty
Male (12)
Female (3)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Plant disease control, population biology of plant pathogens, disease epidemiology, molecular genetics of host/parasite interactions
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 400 Bizzell Street
College Station, TX  77843
United States
Contact Dr. Leland S. Pierson III
Professor and Department Head
Email: lspierson@tamu.edu
Phone: 979-845-8288
Fax: 979-845-6483