DPM graduates may pursue careers as diagnosticians, crop consultants, plant inspectors, survey specialists, regulatory scientists, extension specialists, private industry consultants, small business owners, applied research specialists, managers, or other plant health professionals.The diversity and intensive training of the DPM program provides many opportunities for program graduates. Each student plans his/her program of study with a supervisory committee. Each supervisory committee consists of one member of the graduate faculty in the following competency areas: Plant, Soil, Weed Science, Plant Pathology, Entomology and Nematology.
Several DPM graduates have pursued careers in federal or state regulatory plant health. The Plant Pest Risk Assessment and Management certificate is available to DPM students interested in regulatory careers. To begin the application process please fill out the Certificate Application.
Overall, the Diversity of the DPM graduate specializations is evident in the various employment opportunities achieved. Click here if you want to know more about the current employment of DPM alumni.
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Students are required to obtain at least 16 credits for the Certificate in Plant Pest Risk Assessment and Management distributed as follows:
Core Courses/Internships (10 Credits)
Elective Courses (at least 6 credits)
Students must select at least one course from each group
Group 1 – Technical (3 credits)
Group 2 – Policy (3 credits)