For Prospective Plant Pathology Graduate Students
Prospective Plant Pathology graduate students are encouraged to apply as early as possible for admission to the Fall quarter. The department does not accept applications for the Winter or Spring quarters. Financial fellowships, graduate student research and teaching assistant positions are only available to PhD students; MS students are completely self-funded.
To be considered for financial assistance for your graduate training in the Plant Pathology, your PhD application must be completed by December 4th. The Plant Pathology Admissions Committee recommends PhD applicants for the competitive fellowships, tuition grants, and fee grants that are supported by the UC Riverside Graduate Division.
Plant Pathology PhD graduate students are supported in part by fellowships and grants from the UC Riverside Graduate Division. In addition, financial assistance for Plant Pathology students also includes appointments as teaching assistants or graduate student researchers. Most often, the Plant Pathology Graduate Program, Graduate Division, and a Plant Pathology faculty mentor will partner their funds to offer incoming students multi-year financial packages. The costs of graduate education and specifics about many aspects of financial aid can be found at the UC Riverside Graduate Division website on Financial Support.
Students are encouraged to take independent steps to find alternative sources of funding. Domestic students can find information about alternative funding sources through the UC Riverside Graduate Division. Many of the competitive national fellowships must be submitted during the first few months of graduate school. Please plan ahead. Acquiring a competitive national fellowship is a real sign of achievement.