Urban setting

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The University of Arizona / Program in Plant Pathology is located in Tucson, AZ, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (recommended)
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (recommended)
Thesis Required



Application Fee - Domestic
applications accepted?
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 1st December 1st No
Spring deadline June 1st June 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam GRE (recommended)
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, academic resume, 3 letters of recommendation
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE (recommended)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, academic resume, statement of purpose, 3 letters of recommendation
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans


Focus of faculty research: Fungal molecular biology, ecology of soil-borne plant pathogens, plant virology, plant bacteriology, plant/pathogen interactions
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Tucson, AZ  85721
United States
Contact Dr. Karen Schumaker
Email: schumake@email.arizona.edu
Phone: 520-621-9635
Fax: 520-621-7186