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.
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.
Program Application RequirementsStatement/Letter of Intent, 3 Letters of recommendation
Program Application Test RequirementsGRE
Fall PriorityApril 30
Spring PriorityNovember 30
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.
WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.