Graduate Courses

Selected Graduate Courses

The Horticulture Graduate Program curriculum offers considerable flexibility in student course work. The Department recommends that, at minimum, all Horticulture MS and PhD students undertake graduate academic coursework or equivalent experiential learning related to (1) Production, storage and/or marketing of horticultural crops and (2) Plant growth, development and physiology. In addition, it is recommended that students are trained in approaches and methods in computational/quantitative biology, statistics, scientific communication, and research/analytical techniques. This training can take place while in the Program or from previous education. Other courses relevant to the student's research interests may be chosen in consultation with the guidance committee. Below is a list of courses that are most often taken by Horticulture graduate students. This list is not inclusive, as other courses are available in related disciplines.

M.S. and Ph.D. requirements for 800 level courses can be found in the Department's Graduate Programs Handbook, which can be found on the Graduate Student Page.

1. Production, storage and/or marketing of horticultural crops courses

2. Plant growth, development and physiology

Seminar Courses

Additional Courses by Topic


Approaches and methods in computational/quantitative biology

Scientific Communication

Research and Analytical Techniques

Entomology, Plant Pathology, and Weed Science

Soil Science and Water Resources

Horticulture in the Landscape

Plant Breeding, Genetics, and Biotechnology

Molecular and -omic Biology


Food Science and Packaging