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Plant Pathology
Entry Requirements

We like to see background coursework in the biological sciences (such as botany or biology, plant pathology, entomology, mycology, microbiology, genetics); chemistry (such as inorganic, organic, biochemistry); mathematics; physics; statistics; and soil science or geology.  Some make-up coursework can be taken along with graduate courses, and some of this can be taken for graduate credit.  Grades in relevant courses should be A or B, with an overall grade point average of at least B.  We do not require a GRE score.

Financial Support

Financial support may be available to qualified students, with priority to U.S. students.  Departmental graduate assistantships for 2013-2014 will be $23,500 for students working toward an M.S. degree and $24,600 for students working toward a Ph.D. degree; assistantships usually increase each year.  All applications are evaluated for available assistantships.  Students may also be eligible to apply for fellowships from private and federal sources.

Sarachek Pre-doc Award

International Students

Students whose native language is not English are required to furnish scores (valid for 24 months) of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), unless they have a degree from an accredited American institution.  The minimum acceptable score is 79 (internet-based exam), 213 (computer-based exam), or 550 (paper-based exam).  Intensive English language training is available at KSU for those students admitted with lower scores.

 

International students who do not obtain financial support from K-State must submit a written statement showing the amount of financial support which they will provide for educational expenses, either personally or from family, their home institution, their government, a sponsoring agency, etc.  The level of support required is $29,598 per year; it may increase each year.

Tuition, Fees

Graduate tuition for the Spring 2014 term is $350.10 (in-state) or $790.10 (out-of-state) per credit hour.  Campus privilege fees for each category are $88.40 for the first hour, plus an additional $26.30 per credit hour, to a maximum of $377.70.  Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice and usually increase each year.  A complete schedule of fees can be found in the General Catalog, available in most University libraries or at http:www.k-state.edu/controller/cashiers/tuitionfeesinfo.html

 

Application

Application forms can be obtained from the Department, the Graduate School, or online at http://www.k-state.edu/grad/application/index.html.  All application materials should be sent to the Plant Pathology Department.  Our Graduate School requires a $75 application fee from all international applicants and a $50 application fee from all resident applicants, payable online via a credit card or as a cashier's check, money order, or personal check; payable to the KSU Graduate School; this should accompany the application material.

What you need to send in your application package

 

1.) Application (international or domestic)
2.) Confirmation of receipt (if pay online)
3.) $75 or $50 fee (international/domestic)
4.) Official copies of transcripts
5.) At least 3 letters of recommendation
6.) Statement of Objectives (one page)
7.) Curriculum Vitae
8.) Affidavit of Financial Support (international only)
9.) TOEFL scores (international only)
10.) GRE (optional)

We accept applications at any time to start any term where funds and an opening are available.  Students who will be supported by their own funds or by grants to individual faculty may start any term in which that faculty member has an opening. 

Dates for completing applications for Plant Pathology

 

Semester applying for

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Latest Possible

 

 

 

U.S. applicants

 

 

Fall Semester

May 15

July 15

Spring Semester

October 15

December 15

Summer Term

March 1

May 1

 

 

 

International applicants living in the U.S.

 

 

Fall Semester

March 1

May 1

Spring Semester

July 1

September 1

Summer Term

November 1

January 1

 

 

 

International applicants living outside the U.S.

 

 

Fall Semester

November 1

January 1

Spring Semester

June 1

August 1

Summer Term

October 15

December 15