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Graduate Program

Graduate Program

Graduate Program

Welcome to the Horticulture and Landscape Architecture graduate program at Oklahoma State University. Global dependence on technological advancements and sustainable resource use will require more people like you to solve increasingly complex problems in the future. Our graduate program can help you tailor your career path from a variety of graduate specialization areas, mentored by our Horticulture and Landscape Architecture faculty. Please take a moment to meet our current Horticulture and Landscape Architecture graduate students for a sampling of current research in our program.

Got questions? If you are interested in a specific specialization area and want to learn more about opportunities awaiting you within our graduate program at Oklahoma State University we encourage you to contact the Horticulture and Landscape Architecture faculty member directly. For general questions about our graduate program, to get assistance pairing you with the best faculty member for your career path, and to assist you with applying to the Horticulture graduate program feel free to contact our graduate coordinator.

Horticulture Graduate Handbook


Master of Science

The M.S. is a non-terminal degree with two plans available.

Thesis: Requires a minimum of 30 credit hours, including six credit hours of HORT 5000, Thesis Research.

Creative component: Requires a minimum of 36 credit hours, including 2 to 8 hours of HORT 5110. Creative components integrate theory, research, and application and may include a special report, an annotated bibliography, a research project or other creative activity approved by the student's advisory committee.


  • Crop Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Food Science
  • Plant Science