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Master of Horticultural Science Distance Education


The Master of Horticultural Science Distance Education is a non-thesis degree designed to provide students with an in depth understanding of horticultural science and practices. This degree encompasses a broad range of topics including fruits, vegetables, nursery and floriculture crops, and cross-commodity areas such as plant breeding, weed science, urban horticulture, sustainable agriculture, postharvest physiology and landscape design. Please visit the department web site for current admission requirements and curriculum information.

Julia Kornegay,
Director of Graduate Progams, Department of Horticulture
Phone: 919-515-1193
Delivery Method: Web-based/Online
Admissions Web Page

(What will I learn?)

The Master of Horticultural Science Degree requires 36 credits hours of approved courses. You will work with an advisor to guide you in forming a graduate committee and a plan of coursework. You will complete a comprehensive project, the subject of which will be determined by you and your advisor. You will also have an opportunity to complete teaching and outreach experiences. See the departmental website for horticulture science (HS) courses.

Estimated Total Credit Hours Required: 36

Admissions requirements
(Is this the program for me? How do I apply?)

To be admitted to the Master of Horticultural Science program, you must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution. See the departmental website for admissions information.

Plan of study
(How much time will it take?)

The Master of Horticultural Science Degree requires 36 credits hours of approved courses. See the departmental website for program information.

Registration information
(When can I start?)

Click "Apply & Enroll" to apply for admission or register to take courses. To earn the degree, students must be admitted through NC State's Graduate School. Students may begin to take courses before being admitted by registering as a non-degree studies (NDS) student; a maximum of 12 credits (four courses) taken as an NDS student may be applied to the master's degree. It is advisable to speak to the program director and to apply for admission as soon as possible.

Estimated Tuition and Fees
(How much will it cost?)

Tuition Level: Graduate (View more information about tuition)
Fees: Graduate ASG, Graduate Ed/Tech
Resident: $14,668.92
Non-resident: $32,128.92

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