Master of Horticultural Science
North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Program Details

The online Master of Horticultural Science program is designed to provide students with an in-depth understanding of horticultural science and practices.  The curriculum encompasses a broad range of topics including fruits, vegetables, nursery and floriculture crops and cross-commodity areas such as plant breeding, weed science, urban horticulture, sustainable agriculture, postharvest physiology, and landscape design.  Students can choose from courses such as:

  • Viticulture
  • Introduction to Permaculture
  • Plant Breeding Methods
  • Environmental Nursery Production
  • Postharvest Physiology


  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university, or equivalent
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Official transcripts
  • Background courses in math, chemistry and biology
  • GRE test scores

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges