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The Horticultural Sciences graduate program is dynamic and diverse, offering students the freedom to join research programs in molecular genetics, breeding, physiology/biochemistry, postharvest biology, crop production and nutrient management, organic and sustainable agriculture, or weed science.
When you join the Horticultural Sciences graduate program, you become a part of a team of faculty, students, and staff committed to the pursuit of original research in horticulture.
We offer three graduate degrees:
Master of Science – This is a research-based degree and students work closely with their major advisor in completing a research project and thesis. The objectives are to provide training in the scientific method and prepare students for research careers or for entering a doctoral program.
Master of Science, Non-Thesis– This is a course-based degree with no thesis requirement. This degree option is typically not eligible for funding and is considered a terminal degree.
Doctor of Philosophy - Doctoral study consists of independent mastery of a field of knowledge and the successful completion of original research that makes a major contribution to the field of horticulture.
The Graduate Student Handbook gives specific information and requirements for each degree.
For available assistantships, check out our Job Opportunities/Assistantships page.
For additional information about our graduate program or Graduate Admissions please contact:
Dr. Bala Rathinasabapathi, Graduate Coordinator
352-273-4847 or firstname.lastname@example.org.