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.

For Seminars and University dates of interest, check our DPH Calendar

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About the DPH program: DPH graduates have a broad core of interdisciplinary knowledge that enables them to address challenges affecting growth and production of plants.

Meet our students: Our student directory with a brief biography on current students in the DPH program.

Request information: Have a question? Want to request more inforation?

Ready to Apply?: Application requirements and procedure can be found on the Admissions page, along with an online application form.

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Tearing Down Ivory Towers

One of our DPH students, Josh Miller shared this article from the March 2015 issue of CSA News.  Josh thought it was relevant to the careers DPH students will take on upon graduation.
Title of the article is "Tearing down the ivory towers", this sentence had great impact: "...If you only had 30 seconds on the tailgate of a truck between two corn fields could you explain to a farmer what you do and how it impacts them? For most of us involved in agriculture, farmers are the primary stakeholders..."
Who are your stakeholders?

Agriculture...it's where careers are growing!

Read the May 11, 2015 news release quoting Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack sharing a new report showing tremendous demand for recent college graduates with a degree in agricultural programs. 
The report also notes there is an average of 35,400 new U.S. graduates with a bachelor's degree or higher in agriculture related fields, 22,500 short of the jobs available annually.  A Doctor of Plant Health degree will give you the knowledge to set yourself apart when searching for your career.
Kenneth Roche, Backyard Farmer, Doctor of Plant Health, DPH

DPH featured on Backyard Farmer

Doctor of Plant Health graduate student, Kenneth Roché is featured on Backyard Farmer, talking about aquaponics.  Watch the YouTube video