Graduate Certificate in Floriculture & Nursery Management (Great Plains IDEA)
Texas Tech University

Program Details

The Certificate in Floriculture & Nursery Management program develops students' knowledge of plant function during crop production by focusing on the following topics:

  • Ornamental herbaceous and woody plants
  • Plant nutrition and physiology
  • Business and pest 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


Students will need to choose and apply at a single home university. Requirements may vary, but typically include:

  • Application form specific to the university
  • Official transcripts
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Statement of goals

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges