Students should meet with their Graduate Advisory Committee regularly to assess progress toward their degree. It is the responsibility of the graduate student to organize and schedule these meetings. The student should discuss the format and agenda for the committee meeting in advance with their major professor. All GRA’s, and students involved with teaching (TA), are evaluated annually by the supervising advisor (GRA) or the primary instructor of the course (TA). These evaluations are required by and submitted through the Graduate School.
Plant pathologists work for colleges and universities, environmental or agricultural firms, government agencies such as the FDA, private institutions, botanical gardens and agricultural research centers, according to the APS. The . Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) states that a bachelor's degree is usually required for jobs in product development or applied research ( ). However, a master's degree or a doctorate is usually required for research positions and postsecondary level teaching. The links below include some of your options, and for more, you can explore .
Active and award-winning graduate students. Our graduate student travel to regional, national and international meetings and to unique geographical areas and leading agricultural facilities. An active departmental graduate student association hosts visitors and plans workshops and activities designed to strengthen professional skills and knowledge of laboratory techniques and plant pathology. Graduate students have been recognized for their quality research, scholastic achievements and leadership and communication skills by the: National Science Foundation, Crop Science Society of America, American Phytopathological Society, Louisiana Agricultural Consultants Association, LSU College of Agriculture, Sigma Xi, USDA Agriculture Food and Research Initiative.