Horticulture Graduate Certificate

Horticulture Graduate Certificate

"Completing the certificate in Advanced Horticultural through AG IDEA was a valuable and motivating experience. As a property manager and landscape designer, the diverse coursework required by the certificate was immediately applicable to my daily work decisions. In addition, I was exposed to a deepening of knowledge that allowed me to incorporate new management programs and horticultural practices that will develop over the seasons to follow. This is important, because as landscapes change and grow, so too should our knowledge of work in horticulture fields evolve. The AG IDEA certificate program helped me greatly in this regard."

— Brad K., Advanced Horticulture Graduate Certificate student, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Advanced Horticulture

If you’re serious about growing specialty crops (either in or out of a greenhouse), then this is the certificate for you. With coursework ranging from the finer details about plants – such as plant physiology and plant nutrition – all the way to management – including arboriculture and horticultural business management – you’ll gain the expertise needed to pursue a wide variety of “green” careers.

Interested in a Master of Science degree? The courses in the certificate can be applied toward a master’s degree!


Spring Semester
(Jan. – May)

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Apply by October 1

Summer Semester
(May – Aug.)

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Apply by February 15

Fall Semester
(Aug. – Dec.)

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Apply by May 15


Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in agronomy or a closely related field, with a GPA of 3.0+
  • One semester of biology
  • One semester of plant sciences
  • One semester of genetics
  • One semester of algebra
  • One semester of chemistry

Applicants with more than two deficiencies and/or a GPA below 3.0 may not be admitted into the program. It is recommended that applicants enroll in program-related courses to remove deficiencies and raise their GPA before applying.

Courses. 100% Online.

As part of the Great Plains AG*IDEA program, the Advanced Horticulture certificate is offered through completely online courses at various reputable universities, allowing you to create a unique online learning experience that fits your schedule.


Ready to Apply?

In addition to meeting the admissions requirements for your program of study, we require an official application for admission (along with a $50 non-refundable application processing fee), official transcripts from all institutions attended, a curriculum vitae or resume, a personal statement, and three professional letters of recommendation.

For international students, a TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based) or 79 (internet-based) or an IELTS score of 6.5 is also required.



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