The Department of Horticulture offers two Graduate degree programs: the M.S. and the Ph.D. These programs are traditional academic degree programs which emphasize scientific study and original research. Each program is tailored to meet the needs of the student and the project they are working on. Scientists who complete our programs are targeted to fill positions in academia, government, international programs, or the private sector.
Prospective students can choose among the major commodity areas of fruit crops, vegetable crops, ornamentals, and floriculture. Within the major commodities, specialization is available in environmental conservation, plant physiology, postharvest, plant development, plant nutrition, biochemistry, product utilization, pest management, sustainable horticulture, breeding or biotechnology.