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Throughout this program, students will focus on the challenges and practices of genetics and breeding, propagation, biotechnology, production, management, handling and storage, marketing, and utilization of ornamental plants in both the interior and exterior landscape. Texas Tech University's online Master of Science in Horticulture provides students with the educational experience they need to excel in both coursework and career.
The Master of Science in Horticulture distance degree program is designed specifically to meet the needs of today’s working professional. Horticulture is the application of basic scientific information to the growing and use of edible (fruits, nuts, and vegetables) and ornamental plants (annual and perennial flowers and woody plants). Today’s horticulture students focus on the challenges and practices of genetics and breeding, propagation, biotechnology, production, management, handling and storage, marketing, and use of horticultural plants.
This non-thesis degree program requires a minimum of 36 semester hours of graduate coursework and is considered a terminal degree. A maximum of six hours of coursework from another institution may be evaluated for transfer to Texas Tech University. Students must take the last 6-semester credit through Texas Tech University. An oral exam is required during the graduating semester. Some benefits of this program are: student’s educational goals can be pursued without sacrificing personal or professional commitments, and student support services are designed to meet the needs of distance learning students. Students are not required to enroll in a certain number of courses each semester, therefore completion time varies by individual.
Students planning to pursue a master's degree must submit Graduate Records Exam (GRE) scores to the Graduate School. Scores must be less than five years old at the time of application.
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