Application Deadlines

Application deadlines for Domestic applicants:

Fall Semester - July 15th
Spring Semester - December 1st

Summer Semester - April 1st

Application deadlines for International applicants:

Fall Semester - May 15th
Spring Semester - October 1st

Summer Semester - February 1st

Required Tests

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required for the Plant Pathology Graduate program. All score must be official and received from ETS. Unofficial scores may be submitted for initial application review, however, you must also request that the Educational Testing Service send an official copy of your scores to Montana State University. The institution code for Montana State University is 4488.

International Applicants

English proficiency scores with the following minimums: TOEFL (80), IELTS (level 6.5), or PTE (54), are required for applicants who are not U.S. citizens and are not from countries where English is the official language. This requirement is waived if the applicant has earned an undergraduate or graduate degree from an institution in the U.S. or if the student is from a country where the English proficiency score is waived.

Please see our International application process page for a list of countries where the english proficiency score is waived as well as more information on applying as an International student.

Additional Admission Requirements

For additional required admission documents please see program website or view list of requirements in the graduate application portal. Incomplete applications cannot be considered.


We are pleased to see that you are interested in continuing your education at Montana State University and may be interested in studying in the area of Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology. Our M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs in the options of Plant Sciences, Plant Pathology and Genetics along with our faculty are outlined in our brochure.

Our faculty is involved in both teaching and research which gives students the benefit of hands on experience in the laboratory in addition to their time in the classroom. We excel in designing a program of study that will meet each student's needs and prepare them for a professional career.

If there is any way we can be of assistance or if you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us (campus map). If you have the opportunity to visit us, we would enjoy meeting you and giving you any additional information you require to make your decision. We wish you the best as you pursue your education.