The Master of Horticultural Science Distance Education is a non-thesis degree designed to provide students with an in-depth understanding of horticultural science and practices. This degree encompasses a broad range of topics including fruits, vegetables, nursery and floriculture crops and cross-commodity areas such as plant breeding, weed science, urban horticulture, sustainable agriculture, postharvest physiology and landscape design.
To be admitted to the Master of Horticultural Science program, you must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution. The GRE test is required. Please visit the department web site for current admission requirements.
Plan of Study
The Master of Horticultural Science Degree requires 36 credits hours of approved courses. Please visit the department web site for current curriculum information.
Graduates gain knowledge in the sub-fields of their choice, including soil science, plant biology, crop science, entomology, plant pathology, statistics, agricultural economics, agricultural engineering and agricultural education. Whether you want to open and operate a greenhouse or run a plant breeding laboratory, the Master of Horticultural Science program offers the opportunity to grow your expertise in the area most applicable to your horticulture career path.