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Graduate Certificate in Advanced Horticulture (Great Plains IDEA)

Program Details

Kansas State University’s online graduate certificate in advanced horticulture is a 12-credit-hour program providing a broad overview of horticultural production, including nursery, greenhouse, and edible food crop production. The program also offers coursework in horticultural business management. Production courses are balanced with basic coursework in plant physiology, nutrition, and irrigation science to provide students with an excellent foundation for a horticultural management position, teaching position, or graduate school.

This program is offered through the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (Great Plains IDEA); regionally accredited schools working in partnership to provide students with online opportunities. Students apply at their school of choice.

The online Horticulture program is offered through:

  • Kansas State University
  • North Dakota State University
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Texas Tech University


  • Must hold a bachelor’s degree
  • Required supplemental documents, including transcripts.
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Affidavit of financial support
  • English language proficiency (if applicable)

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission