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:

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 here.

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

Job Placement

DPM graduates may pursue plant health professional careers in academia, industry, and government.

For a full listing of current DPM alumni employers, click here.

Individual Alumni Success Story Testimonials

Dr. Javier Garces
Dr. Elizabeth Malek
Dr. Chris Miller

For more news from our Alumni check out the Alumni spotlight stories.

Are you interested in more DPM 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, follow the DPM Program on Facebook.