We believe you have the power to create the future you want – and we're here to help you do it. Our personalized graduate programs are tailored to your unique interests, giving you the freedom to explore and grow in a diverse community of students.

With a graduate degree from the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, you can discover your own path. As part of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, you'll have the opportunity to get hands-on research experience at a world-class Big Ten university, learning from faculty who are passionate about feeding and enriching the lives of a growing global population. Whether you're interested in agronomy or horticulture, we offer a range of specializations to help you become a leader in your field.

So what are you waiting for? Create the future you want with a graduate degree from the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture. Join us and take the first step towards a brighter tomorrow.

Our Graduate Programs

We offer graduate programs leading to a Master's or Doctoral Degree in Agronomy and Horticulture with the following areas of specialization: Plant Breeding and Genetics; Crop Physiology, Production and Horticulture; Soil and Water Sciences; Range, Forage and Turfgrass; and Weed Science. Our degree programs are highly integrated with other departments to provide the best preparation for a fulfilling and exciting career.

Our accessible and flexible programming allows you to earn a master’s degree or certificate online.

Graduate Program Specializations


Crop Physiology, Production and Horticulture

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Plant Breeding and Genetics

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Range, Forage and Turfgrass

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Soil health

Soil and Water Sciences

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Weed Science

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Application Requirements & Deadlines

Our Graduate Degree Requirements & Deadlines
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Graduate Student Services

Lisa Hilfiker

Lisa Hilfiker

Graduate Program Coordinator
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Related Programs

Some faculty within the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture also advise and mentor graduate students admitted through the following programs.