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University of Hawaii at Manoa
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College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
 

PEPS Master of Science Degree Program

Master's Program - Tropical Plant Pathology

The MS degree program is offered under either Plan A (thesis) or Plan B (non-thesis). A total of 30 credit hours are required for each degree option. An advisory committee composed of at least three members of the graduate faculty provides guidance to the student. For a general description of these options, see the requirements for each option below.

The MS degree in tropical plant pathology provides a basic education and understanding of the pathogen groupings. Employment opportunities exist in industry, government agencies, research institutions, consulting, and farm management.

M.S. Plan A (Thesis)

Research: 12 credits in PEPS 700 Thesis Research, and submission of an acceptable thesis.

Courses: 16 credits in courses approved by the candidate’s committee, including 10 credits in courses numbered 600-698, excluding PEPS 660 and 699, including at least 6 credits selected from PEPS 616, 630, 646.

Seminars: Minimum of 2 credits in PEPS 660, which is required each semester except when enrolled in PEPS 799; 2 credits in PEPS 799 (CR/NC). PEPS 799 credits are not counted towards degree credit requirements.

M.S. Plan B (Non-Thesis)

Research: 6-9 credits in PEPS 699 Directed Research, preferably taken in 2-3 different laboratories.

Courses: 19-22 credits in courses approved by the candidate’s committee, including 16 credits in courses numbered 600-698, excluding PEPS 660 and 699, including at least 6 credits selected from PEPS 616, 630, 646.

Seminars: Minimum of 2 credits in PEPS 660, which is required each semester except when enrolled in PEPS 799; 1 credit in PEPS 799 (CR/NC). PEPS 799 credits are not counted towards degree credit requirements.

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