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Horticulture and Crop Science, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
    Duration

Overview

The graduate program provides training and leadership opportunities for the next generation of scientists who will address critical issues related to the production of food, feed, fuel, fiber and pharmaceutical crops in ways that are economically viable, socially acceptable and environmentally responsible.

Graduate students and faculty in the Department of Horticulture & Crop Science study fundamental and applied aspects of the biology, production and environmental impact of a wide range of crop and ornamental plants grown in Ohio and around the world. Students have the opportunity to work with major grain crops, such as corn, wheat, forages and soybean, as well as vegetable crops, fruits, berries, turfgrass, flowers, trees and ornamental landscape plants. Our graduate students and faculty have access to state-of-the-art resources for laboratory and field experimentation in genetics, breeding, horticulture, seed biology, agronomy, viticulture, weed ecology and turfgrass science. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Physiology of Cultivated Plants
  • Environmental Physiology of Managed Plant Systems 
  • Plant Breeding and Biotechnology 
  • Advanced Plant Breeding
  • Ecology of Agriculture
  • Techniques of Experimental Design    
  • Graduate Student Professional Development

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Submit documentation that demonstrates fulfillment of the following:

  • A baccalaureate or professional degree (or equivalent foreign credential)
  • A minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Prerequisite training that will enable you to pursue your program
  • Standardized test score (GRE or GMAT)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    38279 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 38279 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    35027 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35027 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • In-State

    12523 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12523 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
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Living costs for Columbus

  • 940 - 1520 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Graduate and professional students at Ohio State have a variety of funding options available to them, including associateships and other employment, fellowships, loans and scholarships. 

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