Montana State University

Graduate Program

WELCOME to the web site for the Department of Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology at Montana State University. We are pleased to see that you are interested in continuing your education at Montana State University and may be interested in studying in the area of Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology. Our M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs in the options of Plant Sciences, Plant Pathology and Genetics along with our faculty are outlined in our brochure.

Our faculty is involved in both teaching and research which gives students the benefit of hands on experience in the laboratory in addition to their time in the classroom. We excel in designing a program of study that will meet each student's needs and prepare them for a professional career.

If there is any way we can be of assistance or if you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us (campus map). If you have the opportunity to visit us, we would enjoy meeting you and giving you any additional information you require to make your decision. We wish you the best as you pursue your education.


John Sherwood
Department Head

For additional information on our graduate program, contact our graduate studies coordinator Jill Scarson at

All prospective Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology graduate students are required to submit a pre-application to the Department:
Preapplication form United States Citizens
Preapplication form International Students

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Graduate Degrees and Degree Options
Graduate School Requirements
The Graduate School

Policies & Procedures manual
Frequently Asked Questions
Current Graduate Students

Catalog for Master Students
Catalog for Ph.D Students