The Department of Horticulture offers graduate work leading to the Master of Agriculture (MAg), Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees. The MS and PhD degrees culminate in original research reported in a thesis and are often pursued by students interested in research related careers, or who wish direct training in research methods. The MAg degree provides for broad training in several fields of agriculture, and is usually reserved for those not desiring the specialized research training and experience of the MS degree.
The department of Horticulture has strengths and expertise in three broad areas:
The majority of graduate students in the department are supported by graduate research assistantships (GRAs). GRAs are usually associated with the various research projects that are administered by our faculty. Most research assistantships are on a part-time basis for 12 months each year. The standard appointment is at 49% time (0.49 full time equivalent or FTE). The department does not typically offer graduate teaching assistantships.
English language requirements for international applicants to this program are the same as the standard Graduate School requirements.
Application requirements, including required documents, letters, and forms, vary by program and may not be completely represented here. The processing of your application will not be completed until these requirements have been met. Please, before applying to this program, always contact the program office to confirm application requirements.
This program may serve as a primary, secondary, or third field of study in a MAIS degree.
This program participates in the Accelerated Masters Platform (AMP)