Our programs combine relevant course work with hands-on experience for a one-of-a-kind educational experience that not only educates students, but trains future leaders.
The strength of our graduate programs is based on an internationally recognized faculty, real-world field opportunities, and on the excellence of supporting disciplines.
We’re proud to be the home of exceptional faculty, staff, and graduate students who maintain excellence in plant pathology research.
Photo by Dennis Halterman, UW–Plant Pathology
Our Extension and Outreach faculty and staff members are an important link between the various publics that use our research products and the communities of scientists who create new knowledge.
Photo by Michael P. King/UW–Madison CALS
Our department values diversity, inclusion, integrity, community, and respect as an integral part of the academic culture. See our Diversity resources on the menu above the photos.
Our mission is to be a world leader in research, teaching, and extension involving plant health, while serving the changing needs of society, the environment, and the University.
Our department values diversity, inclusion, integrity, community, and respect as an integral part of the academic culture. See our Diversity resources.
Land Acknowledgement Statement
The University of Wisconsin-Madison occupies Ho-Chunk Land, a place their nation has called Teejop (Day-JOPE) since time immemorial. In an 1832 treaty, the Ho-Chunk were forced to cede this territory. Decades of ethnic cleansing followed when both the federal and state government repeatedly, but unsuccessfully, sought to forcibly remove the Ho-Chunk from Wisconsin.
This history of colonization informs our shared future of collaboration and innovation. Today, UW-Madison respects the inherent sovereignty of the Ho-Chunk Nation, along with the eleven other First Nations of Wisconsin.
Please take a moment to consider the many legacies of violence, displacement, migration and settlement that bring us together here today. And please join us in uncovering such truths every day. Learn more about the Department’s Mission and Values.
Whether you are an alumni, parent of a student, or believe in our mission, chances are you share our priorities: providing science-based research, instruction, and extension that supports plant pathology across the state of Wisconsin and beyond.
To do that, we rely on the support of our alumni and friends. Your generous contribution will help maintain and strengthen current programs and can make a significant difference in the educational experience of students.