Advanced Horticulture

Graduate Certificate Program Summary


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.

Online and Distance Opportunities

All courses are completed online through Great Plains IDEA, a consortium of 20 universities offering courses and programs in the Human Sciences and Agricultural disciplines.


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Department Graduate Chair
Dr. Mark Lagrimini

Certificate Advisor
Dr. Ellen Paparozzi

Graduate Secretary
Kathy Schindler

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Application checklist and deadlines

1. Required by Graduate Studies

Submit these items as part of the standard steps to admission.

2. Required by the department

After you apply, allow one business day for us to set up your access so you can complete these requirements via MyRED.

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: Environmental 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

Cost of attendance

Cost differs from one student to another. For details see Tuition, Fees, and Funding or try our Cost Estimator.

More course information

The Course Catalog provides course descriptions and prerequisites, grouped by subject area.

The Schedule of Classes specifies dates, times, locations, and instructors for courses being offered in current and near-future terms.

This summary page is maintained by Graduate Studies.
For additional details check out the dept./program website: Advanced Horticulture.

Departments: Have an update for this summary? Contact Jason Cruise.