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Diverse opportunities exist in a challenging, intellectually stimulating, environment with a Doctor of Philosophy in Plant and Soil Sciences with a concentration in Horticulture.
The Horticulture doctoral program provides education and research opportunities with global impact on the fruit and vegetables, floral, and ornamentals industries. Horticulture is the cultivation and marketing of flowers, fruits, vegetables, and ornamental plants. This program is designed to meet the individual needs of the student and may include courses in mathematics and statistics, biology, chemistry, biochemistry, remote sensing as well as agronomic, horticultural, and weed sciences. The department’s extensive research program provides students a diversity of problems for dissertation research under the direction of experienced, highly trained scientists. The doctoral program is based on a research generated dissertation. Applicants should ensure that appropriate research facilities are available to their location.
The Horticulture doctoral graduate program in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences leads to the Doctor of Philosophy in Plant and Soil Sciences with a concentration in Horticulture.