CASNR Dean Steve Waller, DPH Graduation Tara Wood and D.P.H. DIrector Gary Hein celebrate Tara as UNL's first graduate with a D.P.H. degree!
On Monday, April 29, 2013 Administration, faculty and DPH student gathered to celebrate Tara Wood, as the first graduate with a D.P.H. degree from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Tara will participate in the Doctoral Hooding ceremony on Friday, May 3rd. Congratulations Tara!
Welcome to the Doctor of Plant Health (DPH) website!
The world critically needs more sustainable production systems for food, fuel, fiber and landscapes. The DPH program is a professional program that offers an exciting opportunity to those who want to make a difference in these production systems.
The DPH program is only the second of its kind in the US. It was established as a result of input from a broad spectrum of employers who strongly support the need for this professional training. Graduates from the program will be in great demand in a broad job market. We are excited to be involved in educating students who will have great potential to contribute to these critical needs worldwide.
If you are planning to register for graduate classes, this has involved a lot of thought on your part. Please take a few more minutes and explore our website and watch our video. We invite you to contact us and tell us about your goals and what you'd like to pursue as a career. We would appreciate the opportunity to share how a Doctor of Plant Health degree will provide you the future you're hoping for.
Gary Stone shares why he chose to pursue a DPH degree...
"we (DPH students) are all members of a very exclusive group of what I believe to be a very exclusive program that is making history. Think about it, this is a new program for the University and you are the first in that program; not many can make that claim. So what WE do with it for the others that will follow will be the standard. And we have that opportunity to set the standard."
..."I will do whatever I can from my far-away place to help out. It will be a year or so until I get down there and I know some of you will have already graduated and gone on to better things. In the meantime, don’t hesitate to ask of me, I have a little more experience than most of you and maybe all of you and probably old enough to be your grandfather (that doesn’t sound good does it!?!?) Why am I doing this, because it is something I want. I wanted a program like this 30 some odd years ago and it wasn’t available and I have this opportunity that I won’t pass up." -- Gary Stone, DPH Student and UNL
For her summer internship, DPH Student Tara Wood worked for USAID, Feed the Future Internship (Tom Carr, Supervisor) May 2012 – Aug 2012 on the ACDI/VOCA ADVANCE Project, Northern Regions of Ghana.
Tara facilitated and supervised training and demonstration of good agronomic practices to small-scale farmers in northern Ghana; monitored crop health; provided valuable recommendations to address plant health issues, and production and value chain constraints.
Notice... don't forget about Student Health Insurance
As a DPH student we encourage you to consider enrolling for health insurance coverage. If you are enrolled for 3 or more credit hours, you are eligible to sign up for health insurance in MyRed. If you are enrolled for less than 3 credit hours, please go directly to the Health Center. Details about coverage, eligiblity and costs are availabe at this link: health.unl.edu/
NOTE: Graduate assistants that have the health insurance benefit with their appointments and international students *do not* have to sign up for health insurance.
Watch the DPH Video
Watch this video and learn more about careers with a DPH degree
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