Program Description

The Doctor of Plant Medicine (DPM) degree program provides professional doctoral training through rigorous academic coursework and hands-on internships. Key University of Florida/IFAS departments or units involved in mentoring and instructing students include:


Degree Completion Timeline by Degree and Qualification

  • BS in Biological or Agricultural Sciences, 4 years
  • MS in Biological or Agricultural Sciences, 3 years
  • MS/DPM Combined Degree Program, 4 years

DPM Courses and Internships

DPM students complete rigorous coursework and internships within the discipline departments associated with the following competency areas: Plant, Soil, Weed Science, Plant Pathology, Entomology and Nematology.

The DPM Director is located within the Entomology and Nematology Department; however, the DPM is a multi-departmental program. DPM students are members of the DPM Program and the home department of his/her Supervisory Chair.

Dr. George Agrios, Former Chair of the UF Department of Plant Pathology was the first UF DPM Program Director. Learn more about the life contributions of Dr. Agrios to Plant Pathology and Plant Medicine at (G.N.Agrios_PMP.pdf).

Are you interested in more DPM Alumni News? Read our new publication, DPM News. Please e-mail suggestions or submissions for DPM News to the DPM Director: Amanda Hodges. For additional DPM news and information, read the DPM Director’s Blog or like the DPM Program on Facebook.