The world critically needs more sustainable production systems for food, fuel, fiber and landscapes. The Doctor of Plant Health (DPH) program is a professional program that offers an exciting opportunity to those who want to be leaders and make a difference in these productions systems. Graduates from the program are in high demand; we are experiencing 100% employment upon graduation.


Do you have a passion for plants and understanding all aspects of plant production systems?

Do you want to become a leader in improving the sustainability of food production or landscape systems?

Do you want a career applying science for practical solutions to difficult problems?

Are you entrepreneurial and desire to set yourself apart with a unique multidisciplinary understanding of plant production?

If you answered these questions positively the Doctor of Plant Health (DPH) program may be for you!


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Doctor of Plant Health graduate student, Ali Loker

New decision support tool supports Midwest specialty crop producers

Sam Wortman and DPH student, Ali Loker, have launched a new decision support tool for specialty crop producers and gardeners: the Vegetable Variety Navigator. Read more about it here

DPH Conversations - with Dr. Roger Elmore

Dr. Roger Elmore, EMERITUS Professor, Heuermann Chair and Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute Faculty Fellow, discusses the DPH program and its graduates.

"I think that it's [the DPH degree is] going to give a head start into improving food productivity and security and sustainability in the long run." - Dr. Elmore

Striegel's Thesis Papers Published in Weed Technology

Adam Striegel, M.S. and current DPH student, had his thesis papers: Control of glyphosate/glufosinate-resistant volunteer corn in corn resistant to aryloxyphenoxypropionates, published in the latest issue of Weed Technology

Cover of Weed Technology Publication