The Master of Horticultural Science Distance Education is a non-thesis degree designed to provide students with an in-depth understanding of horticultural science and practices. This degree 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.
To be admitted to the Master of Horticultural Science program, you must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution. The GRE test is required. Please visit the department web site for current admission requirements.
This master's degree requires 36 credit hours. At 2019-20 tuition rates, the cost of the required courses is $462 per credit for North Carolina residents and $1,311 per credit for non-residents. Thus, the total estimated cost for the 36-credit program is $16,632 for North Carolina residents and $47,196 for non-residents. See Online and Distance Education Tuition and Fees for cost details.
Plan of Study
The Master of Horticultural Science Degree requires 36 credits hours of approved courses. Please visit the department web site for current curriculum information.