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⚠️ Information and Updates Regarding COVID-19's Impact on the College of Agricultural Sciences

 

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Application Deadlines

M.S. and Ph.D. in Horticulture (for these programs applications will be reviewed after the application deadline)

  • Fall Semester:  February 15
  • Spring:  July 15

M.S. in Horticulture and Human Health (for this program applications will be reviewed frequently and students should get a response regarding status within approximately 45 days of their application submission)

  • Fall Semester:  July 15
  • Spring Semester:  December 2

Horticulture Graduate Application Requirements

Before you begin your application, please carefully review these Graduate School admission requirements.

DOMESTIC STUDENTS

  1. Online Application
  2. $60 Non-refundable Application Fee
  3. Supplemental Application Materials - must be submitted electronically by uploading within your application
  • Statement of Purpose: A short essay (500 words or less) outlining your academic/work experience and career goals
    Please describe your specific academic interests so that we may identify appropriate potential faculty advisers. If you have already identified a faculty member you would like to work with please include that information.
  • Three Letters of Recommendation: Letters from people who know you well and can comment on your abilities, particularly your ability to succeed in graduate school.  Add the names and e-mail addresses to your application. Each person will receive an e-mail from Colorado State University inviting them to upload a letter of recommendation on your behalf.
  • Resume / CV: A brief written account of personal, educational, and professional qualifications and experiences
  • Official Transcripts: One official transcript from each collegiate institution attended
    Transcripts must be sent directly to the Colorado State University Admissions Office via snail mail or electronically. You will need to contact your previous institutions and request they submit official transcripts to Colorado State University.
    Colorado State University transcripts are not required. Training course transcripts from branches of the U.S. military that show credit received with neither grades nor degrees awarded are also exempt from the transcript requirement.

  • The GRE is no longer required

 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

  1. Online Application
  2. $70 Non-refundable Application Fee
  3. Supplemental Application Materials - must be submitted electronically by uploading within your application
  • Statement of Purpose: A short essay (500 words or less) outlining your academic/work experience and career goals
    Please describe your specific academic interests so that we may identify appropriate potential faculty advisers. If you have already identified a faculty member you would like to work with please include that information.
  • Three Letters of Recommendation: Letters from people who know you well and can comment on your abilities, particularly your ability to succeed in graduate school.  Add the names and e-mail addresses to your application. Each person will receive an e-mail from Colorado State University inviting them to upload a letter of recommendation on your behalf.
  • Resume / CV: A brief written account of personal, educational, and professional qualifications and experiences
  • Official Transcripts: One official transcript from each collegiate institution attended; must include a certified translation into English if necessary.  Electronic submission of college transcripts is supported and preferred whenever possible. We accept electronic transcripts via Parchment, eScrip-Safe, the National Student Clearinghouse, or any other secure site used by the sending institution.  College officials are welcome to send links to secure site delivery to etranscripts@colostate.edu.  Transcripts sent via email and not via a secure server are not considered official.  If necessary or preferred, official college transcripts can be mailed to Office of Admissions Colorado State University, 1062 Campus Delivery, Fort Collins CO 80523-1062.
  • The GRE is no longer required.
  • TOEFL / IELTS Score: Scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic. Test scores should be submitted with institution code 4075.  Integrated Degree Program (IDP) Admissions are not required to take the TOEFL, IELTS exam or the PTE Academic exam.  When the CSU graduate degree program is taught in the student’s native language, the TOEFL, IELTS, or the PTE Academic requirement will be waived.  Students are exempted from the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic requirement if the official language of their country is English or if they have recently earned a degree at an American university.

Required items for Immigration Document Insurance: These items are not required for the application review process, but will be required if officially admitted. The following materials must be sent directly to the Colorado State University Admissions Office.

  1. Certified proof of financial support – Graduate Student Certification for Issuance of Immigration Document
    GS3F form http://isss.colostate.edu/immigration_forms/ ) and supporting financial documents
  2. Passport copy

 

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