DPM Student Admission Process
The Plant Medicine Program (PMP) is providing a Graduate Assistantship for a professional doctoral program that leads
to a Doctor of Plant Medicine (D.P.M.) degree.
Students study a comprehensive multidisciplinary curriculum
in the fields of Agronomy, Horticulture, Entomology/Nematology, Plant Pathology and Soil/Water Science, and other fields of interest to the students.
Prospective students who are admitted into the PMP,
will choose a program of study that includes a minimum requirement of:
90 credit hours of coursework
30 hours of internships.
Students who complete the D.P.M. degree to become
Plant Doctors, will have an opportunity to pursue numerous interesting careers.
Therefore our program encourages all qualified applicants to apply through the Application Process.
Spring Term – September 15
After the applicant's file is complete, an Admissions Committee reviews the file and makes an admission decision to the PMP.
If the applicant is accepted, a letter of acceptance will be submitted to the applicant.
The applicant will be required to provide a signature accepting the assistantship.
If an applicant does not meet all of the minimum requirements, such as below minimum GPA or GRE scores, the department may petition the Graduate School for the applicant to be accepted on a conditional basis.
If the conditional admission is accepted, the applicant is required throughout your program of study to maintain a:
"B" average or better.
Admission Requirements to the PMP
To be admitted to the PMP, an applicant must meet the following minimum requirements:
- Possess a B.S. (or B.A.) degree from an accredited college or university, preferably but not necessarily, in an agricultural science or related biological discipline (the background of students coming into the PMP program is expected to vary greatly).
- Have earned a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of B (3.0) in all upper-division graduate coursework taken.
- Have an acceptable score on both the Verbal and Quantitative sections of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).
- Applicants from countries where English is not the native language must also achieve a satisfactory score on one of the following:
TOEFL-Test of English as a Foreign Language: Computer=213, Paper=550, Web=80
IELTS-International English Language Testing System: 6 MELAB-Michigan English Language Assessment Battery: 77 or successful completion of the University of Florida English Language Institute program.
If the applicant meets all of the above requirements,
you must complete the Application Process.
- Undergraduate Preparation
- Admission Process
- Financial Assistance
- Participating Departments and Centers
- Professional Accreditation
- Specialization & Certificates
- Supervisory Committee
- Final Comprehensive Examinations
- Living in Gainesville