Plant Pathology, PhD

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2020-2021. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Total Hours: 60 Hours (Beyond the Master's Degree)

Required Courses
Introductory (one is required if not previously taken)
Principles of Plant Pathology (Introductory - no graduate credit)
PLP 5343Principles of Plant Pathology3
Hours Subtotal3
Pathogens courses
PLP 5104Mycology4
PLP 5724Physiology of Host-Pathogen Interactions4
Hours Subtotal8
Additional Pathogen courses
Select 7-8 hours, depending on advisory committee decision.7-8
Plant Nematology
Plant Virology
Phytobacteriology
Hours Subtotal7-8
Concepts courses 1
Select 6-7 hours, depending on advisory committee decision.6-7
Integrated Management of Insect Pests and Pathogens
Host Plant Resistance
Soilborne Diseases of Plants
Hours Subtotal6-7
Professionalism
PLP 5870Scientific Presentations (Both fall and spring semesters - 1 credit hour each.)2
Optional if two semesters of PLP 5870 were previously completed during an OSU ENTO-PLP master's degree program.
Hours Subtotal2
Recommended course:
Career Skills and Professionalism for Scientists
Plus additional courses to complete the graduate program and Plan of Study.32-34
Hours Subtotal32-34
Total Hours60

Total Hours: 90 Hours (Beyond the Bachelor's Degree)

Required Courses
Introductory (one is required if not previously taken)
Principles of Plant Pathology (Introductory - no graduate credit)
PLP 5343Principles of Plant Pathology3
Hours Subtotal3
Pathogens courses
PLP 5104Mycology4
PLP 5724Physiology of Host-Pathogen Interactions4
Hours Subtotal8
Additional Pathogen courses
Select 7-8 hours, depending on advisory committee decision.7-8
Plant Nematology
Plant Virology
Phytobacteriology
Hours Subtotal7-8
Concepts courses 1
Select 6-7 hours, depending on advisory committee decision.6-7
Integrated Management of Insect Pests and Pathogens
Host Plant Resistance
Soilborne Diseases of Plants
Hours Subtotal6-7
Professionalism
PLP 5870Scientific Presentations (Both fall and spring semesters - 1 credit hour each.)2
Optional if two semesters of PLP 5870 were previously completed during an OSU ENTO-PLP master's degree program.
Hours Subtotal2
Recommended course:
Career Skills and Professionalism for Scientists
Plus additional courses to complete the graduate program and Plan of Study.62-64
Hours Subtotal62-64
Total Hours90

Graduate College Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Requirements

Learn more about Graduate College 2020-2021 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree Program Requirements. Check the General Graduate College academic regulations for minimal GPA, language proficiency and other general requirements.