Graduate Certificate in Advanced Horticulture (Great Plains IDEA)
North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Program Details

The Certificate in Advanced Horticulture provides the basic knowledge and skills required to master advanced practices and principles in horticulture, and is an excellent foundation for horticultural management positions, teaching, or graduate school. Courses cover:

  • Plant physiology, nutrition, and irrigation science
  • Nursery, greenhouse, and edible food crop production
  • Horticultural business management 

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.

Participating schools include:

  • Kansas State University 
  • North Carolina State University at Raleigh
  • Texas Tech University
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln

% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

North Carolina State University at Raleigh is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Statement of Purpose/Intent, Resume/CV, Additional Materials May Be Requested