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Horticulture

Horticulture is the science of the production, processing and marketing of fruit, vegetable, greenhouse and landscape crops. Students in the Horticulture program study the physiology, culture, harvest, quality control, sales and utilization of horticultural crops. The nature of horticulture has changed as areas become more urban, and the program focuses on landscape management and production of nursery and greenhouse plants, which help meet the aesthetic needs in growing urban environments.

Career Profile

Graduates of this program are qualified to work in state and federal government agencies such as the USDA or EPA in the broad fields of food and fiber, protection of crops and the environment, and management of soil resources. Recent graduates have been employed as research scientists and professionals in private and government industry, educators, extension personnel, and have entered doctoral programs.

Course Delivery Options

On-campus

Program Application Requirements

Statement/Letter of Intent, 3 Letters of recommendation

Program Application Test Requirements

​GRE

Application Deadlines

Fall Priority

​April 30

Spring Priority

​November 30

Admissions Requirements

Statement/Letter of Intent, 3 Letters of recommendation

English Proficiency Requirements

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.

Accreditation Information

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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