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The Advanced Horticulture graduate certificate is a 12 credit hour program designed for Extension agents involved in horticulture-related programs; K-12 science teachers; golf course superintendents; municipal parks' employees; landscape maintenance practitioners; nursery, greenhouse, and garden center professionals; and serious horticultural enthusiasts, such as Master Gardeners.

The program provides students with the opportunity to explore the field of horticulture beyond the entry level and experience the breadth and diversity of the field with maximum flexibility in course selection. Courses are available in tree, floral, fruit and grape production, as well as in interior plants and business management.

Distance Education Opportunities

This certificate is completed online.

Advanced Horticulture

  • This graduate certificate is offered by the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture.
  • On the Web
    Department Website
  • Department Graduate Chair
    Dr. Mark Lagrimini
  • Certificate Advisor
    Dr. Ellen Paparozzi
  • Graduate Secretary
    Marlene Busse

Application Checklist and Deadlines

Required by the Office of Graduate Studies

See also: steps to admission.

Required by the Department for this Certificate

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited 4-year college
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher (undergraduate and/or graduate)
  • Letter of intent
  • Resume or vita
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Verification of English proficiency (if applicant's native language is not English)

Application Deadline

Rolling admission, contact department for more information


The Advanced Horticulture certificate is a 12 credit hour program. To earn the Certificate, students must complete the requisite coursework with grades of B or higher in all classes.

Courses offered:
HORT 824: Plant Nutrition and Nutrient Management
HORT 843E: Advanced Interiorscaping
HORT 843K: Advanced Arboriculture
HORT 844A: Environtmental Nursery Production Practices
HORT 844E: General Viticulture
HORT 888: Business Management of Agricultural Enterprises

Select only 1 course from the following:
HORT 842E: Floral Crops Production
HORT 843A: Greenhouse Crop Production

Select only 1 course from the following:
HORT 842B: Plant Physiology
HORT 842J: Water Issues in Lawn and Landscape

More Course Information

The Graduate Bulletin provides course descriptions, prerequisites, degree program requirements, and more.

The Schedule of Classes specifies dates, times, locations, and instructors when this course is offered.

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