Graduates of the Plant Health Management major from The Ohio State University with expertise in plant health management are essential to address some of the greatest challenges to food security and the environment: pests, diseases and weeds. The world’s growing population needs a safe, nutritious and affordable food supply. Agricultural production must adapt to more sustainable and environmentally compatible methods. Invasive species, a problem exacerbated by international travel and trade, can devastate crops, forests and landscapes.
Professionals trained in plant health management are needed to address issues pertaining to food security, agricultural chemicals, food safety, genetically modified crops, organic agriculture, renewable resources and biobased technologies.
Governmental agencies and private sector industries need highly trained professionals to tackle challenges specific to environmental protection, agricultural production, sales and service, and landscape management.
Plant production industries such as agronomic crops, ornamentals and landscape, turfgrass, fruits, and vegetables need broad expertise in plant health management.
All states employ extension agents and specialists to provide growers and plant health professionals with up-to-date plant health resources.
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- Plant health management is an interdisciplinary major in the Departments of Plant Pathology and Entomology. The curriculum integrates several key disciplines, including fundamentals of biology and in-depth studies in horticulture; plant, weed and soil science; entomology (the study of insects); and plant pathology (the study of plant disease).
- All students majoring in plant health management take a specified set of required courses in plant pathology, entomology, horticulture, plant physiology and weed science. Students choose additional courses (8–12 credit hours) from an approved list of electives in biochemistry, chemistry, biology, entomology, horticulture, microbiology, molecular genetics, plant pathology and soil science.
- 48 months
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DisciplinesHealth Management Plant & Crop Sciences View 155 other Masters in Plant & Crop Sciences in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Successful completion of university preparatory courses
- High school performance (class rank or GPA), including participation in accelerated programs like Honors, AP and IB; Ohio State does not have minimum requirements for class rank or GPA
- Standardized test score (ACT or SAT); Ohio State does not have minimum requirements for ACT or SAT scores
- Ability and desire to contribute to and engage with a diverse campus community
- Experiences that demonstrate leadership or engaged involvement(e.g., co-curricular activities, work experiences or military service)
- Status as a first-generation university student
- High school performance if adversely affected by physical, mental or learning environment factors
International36430 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 36430 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
National33502 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 33502 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
In-State11508 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 11508 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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