Horticulture BSA/Plant Protection and Pest Management MPPPM(non-thesis)

The M.P.P.P.M. degree is a comprehensive interdisciplinary non-thesis degree program in plant protection, designed to produce graduates with a sound academic background in plant pathology, entomology, weed science, and crop fertility. The goal of this program is to help students acquire the academic and technical skills to develop integrated plant protection systems for rural and urban environments. The Plant Protection and Pest Management M.P.P.P.M. degree program is jointly administered by three different departments, Crop & Soil Sciences, Entomology, and Plant Pathology.

Admission to Program

At the beginning of their junior year, applicants will submit their Curriculum Vitae and academic transcripts to the Pathway Adviser. Applicants should have a cumulative GPA on all college course work in horticulture (HORT), biology (BIOL or PBIO), and chemistry (CHEM) of 3.2 or better.


Graduate-level courses that may be used to satisfy undergraduate and graduate program requirements.

• PATH/ENTO 6360 Ornamental Pest Management (3 credits)
• PATH/CRSS/ENTO 6250 Pesticides and Transgenic Crops (3 credits)
• PATH/CRSS/ENTO 6740 Integrated Pest Management (3 credits)
• CRSS 6340 Weed Science (3 credits)

Additional requirements that are unique to this Double Dawgs program:


Admission to Graduate Program

To apply to the M.P.P.P.M. as part of the Double Dawg program (typically at the end of fall semester of their senior year), applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 and have completed at least 6 credit hours of required or elective M.P.P.P.M. graduate courses with a B grade or better. GRE scores are not required if these criteria are met. In addition, each student must declare a home department (Crop and Soil Sciences [CRSS], Entomology [ENTO], or Plant Pathology [PATH]) at the time of application to the M.P.P.P.M. program.

Program Advisor

  • Name: Jean Williams-Woodward
  • Email: jwoodwar@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-542-9140
  • Address: 3313 Miller Plant Science Bldg.

Undergraduate Major Information

  • Major: Horticulture B.S.A.
  • Department/College: Horticulture

Advising Contact

  • Name: Tim Smalley
  • Email: tsmalley@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-542-2471
  • Address: 1111 Miller Plant Science Bldg.

Graduate Major Information

  • Major: Plant Protection and Pest Management M.P.P.P.M.
  • Department/College: Entomology

Advising Contact

  • Name: Jean Williams-Woodward
  • Email: jwoodwar@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-542-9140
  • Address: 3313 Miller Plant Sciences Building

Additional Advising Contact

  • Name: David Riley
  • Email: dgr@uga.edu
  • Phone: 229-386-3374
  • Address: 2360 Rainwater Road, Tifton, GA