Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology are the study of plant diseases and the biology of plant-microbe interactions at the molecular to ecosystem levels of organization. The Field of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology at Cornell offers graduate degree programs in plant pathology and the biology, genetics and evolution of fungi and oomycetes. To reflect the diversity of academic interests and activities, the Field is organized into three program areas:
Plant Pathology (including the concentrations Ecological and Environmental Plant Pathology and Plant Disease Epidemiology)
Fungal and Oomycete Biology
Faculty and graduate students in plant pathology are located in two locations in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences: the main campus in Ithaca, NY, and the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, approximately 50 miles (80 km) northwest of Ithaca.
The M.P.S. (Agriculture and Life Sciences) program has a Peace Corps option in which the student undertakes two semesters of academic work at Cornell and a Peace Corp assignment. For information and instructions on how to apply, visit the M.P.S. (Agriculture and Life Sciences)/Peace Corps Web site, or contact International Programs, 33 Warren Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853; phone 607-255-3037; e-mail email@example.com. In addition to Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology, Cornell University offers graduate programs that cover the full spectrum of plant sciences. For more information on graduate studies in related fields of plant sciences, see this website- http://gradstudies.plantscience.cornell.edu/default.html