A revised version of the Graduate Studies Handbook for our department’s graduate PhD and Master programs has been released. This document describes the graduate program of the Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology. It supersedes all previous department documents and becomes effective for all students entering the program Fall Semester, 2013 and thereafter.
Nature of Graduate Work
A graduate student’s orientation toward scholarship differs appreciably from that of many undergraduates. The undergraduate is commonly directed into a rather specific and somewhat inflexible curriculum requiring the passing of a defined number of courses to obtain the baccalaureate degree. Graduate students must assume far greater responsibility in pursuing a program of study that will best meet their particular needs. Class work at the graduate level serves mainly as a guide for independent study. Therefore, students should not expect to obtain a graduate degree merely by passing courses. Research plays an integral role in graduate education. As a result of constant and prolonged association with scholars and involvement in research, graduate students are stimulated to think clearly and independently and develop zeal for exploring the boundaries of knowledge.
Students interested in applying for graduate study in the Deptartment of Plant Pathology & Crop Physiology may access the website http://www.lsu.edu/ppcp/ and click on “Application Info”.
For more information, please click on this link to be redirected to our Graduate_Studies_Handbook_10-2017