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Master of Science in Horticulture

The Master of Science in Horticulture program conducts a research investigation on a horticultural topic that generates statistically analyzable data reported in a comprehensive scientific thesis.

  • Master of Science Plan A – thesis, 30 credits – Plan A requires data collection and analysis based on laboratory or field research.
  • Master of Science Plan B – non-thesis, 33 credits –  Plan B requires a paper based on library research.

Visit the CSU Graduate School for more information about the degree.

Where You’ll Find Us

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CSU Horticulture Center

A center for teaching, research and extension for horticulture and landscape programs.


Agricultural Research and Development Center

Work directly with crops and livestock at this research and teaching complex — one of ten around the state.

Learn More about ARDEC

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Annual Flower Garden Trials

One of the top tourist attractions in Fort Collins. Explore more than 1,000 varieties at this campus flower garden.

Visit the Flower Trials Website

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Related Interests

  • Agriculture
  • Business Management
  • Floriculture
  • Food Crops
  • Plants
  • Science
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 Related Careers

  • Biotechnologist
  • Extension Specialist
  • Floriculturist
  • Fruit and Vegetable Producer
  • Greenhouse Production Specialist
  • Horticultural Therapist
  • Plant Breeder
Jessica Prenni

Graduate Program Chair

Jessica Prenni

For more information, contact Jessica Prenni, Academic Contact for the Horticulture and Landscape Architecture Graduate programs.