Graduate Certificate in Advanced Horticulture (Great Plains IDEA)
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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


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

The Higher Learning Commission