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.
The MS program of study requires at least 1 credit hour of Horticulture Seminar (HRT894) or another seminar course approved by the student’s advisory committee, as well as at least 3 credit hours of 800-level courses in Horticulture. The PhD program of study requires at least 2 credit hours of (HRT894) or another seminar course approved by the student’s advisory committee. Additional academic requirements are listed in the Graduate Student Handbook.