The Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture encourages human engagement with the landscape and demonstrate our focus to solve problems for people, agriculture, and the environment through scholarship and creativity fostered by teamwork and individual diversity and offers you the PhD in Horticulture at Colorado State University.
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Overview

The PhD in Horticulture is offered at Colorado State University.

Key facts:

Graduate students interested in employment positions (GTA, GRA, GSA appointments and hourly positions) should contact their advisor and their departmental graduate coordinator for the process to apply.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Areas of Study

  • Bioactive plant components
  • Dietary intervention/cancer prevention
  • Ecophysiology
  • Enology
  • Environmental and stress physiology
  • Floriculture
  • Fruit/vegetables
  • Germplasm conservation

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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  • Minimum required score:

    58

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Statement of Purpose: A short essay (500 words or less) outlining your academic/work experience and career goals
  • 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
  • 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 necessaryTranscripts must be sent directly to the Colorado State University Admissions Office via snail mail or electronically. 
  • GRE Required: General Test Scores
  • TOEFL / IELTS Score: 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1432 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
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  • National

    584 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
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Living costs for Fort Collins

  • 1210 - 1800 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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