Masters Programs in Horticulture

Compare 6 Masters Programs in Horticulture

Many bachelor’s degree programs lead naturally to graduate-level education. One option at this level is a master’s degree. Master's programs generally provide professional training towards a particular career.

Those students with an undergraduate background in earth sciences or related fields may be interested to know what is a Master in Horticulture. The field of horticulture seeks human engagement with the environment to provide creative solutions to solve problems relating to agriculture, landscape design, and the ways in which people utilize the land. Subfields and areas of specialization may include floriculture, greenhouse technology, viticulture, water conservation, plant breeding, dietary intervention, and agricultural ecosystems.

Completing a master’s degree in horticulture can provide students with improved skills in communication, particularly as it relates to sharing and presenting knowledge about horticulture research, strategy, and design. Furthermore, graduates should be able to identify and assess various problems and solutions relating to landscapes and agriculture.

With full-time study programs, a Master in Horticulture can be completed in approximately two years. Part-time programs may take up to three to five years. Financial costs vary depending on the location of instruction.

Depending on the student’s specialization, a master’s degree in horticulture can lead to a wide variety of careers. These may be based in research, landscape design, conservation, cultivation, biogenetics, or marketing. Examples of specific careers include landscape architect, biogeneticist, molecular scientist, or professor or lecturer. Other options include working as a manager for a nursery, conservatory, or public garden; starting a business as fruit or vegetable producer; or inspecting the quality of agricultural production run by private or public corporations.

Horticulture graduate courses are offered in many countries around the globe. There are also options to take part or all of the program online. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

 

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Master of Science (MSc) Biocontrol Solutions for Plant Health (BOOST)

Université Côte d’Azur (UCA)
Campus 2 years September 2018 France Nice

A major global challenge is to implement eco-friendly plant production technologies while minimizing the hazards and risks to human health and the environment. This challenge is faced by all economic sectors that produce or use plants: agriculture, agri-food, cosmetics, Pharmaceutics. [+]

To grow the next generation of scientists in plant protection. BOOST meets requirements in eco-friendly plant production technologies by producing the next generation of scientists and professionals in plant health. Introduction

A major global challenge is to implement eco-friendly plant production technologies while minimizing the hazards and risks to human health and the environment. This challenge is faced by all economic sectors that produce or use plants: agriculture, agri-food, cosmetics, Pharmaceutics.

Plant health will be a major issue at the interface between agriculture and the environment for the foreseeable future. The BOOST master's program is an ambitious multidisciplinarity and interdisciplinarity training degree. It is designed to provide advanced knowledge in plant protection research and management, including resistant plant cultivars, biomolecules stimulating plant resistance and growth, biocontrol solutions, and plant production environments that reduce the need for pesticides. Objectives ... [-]

Erasmus Mundus Master Program in Plant Breeding

UniLaSalle
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 France Beauvais

The Erasmus Mundus Master Programme in Plant Breeding (emPLANT) designed by 5 leading European universities is focused on plant improvement and the creation of new plant varieties. In a climate of increasing global demand for both food and non-food agricultural production, and a quest for sustainable growth in agricultural productivity, emPLANT addresses these challenges via plant genetics and improvement. [+]

Erasmus Mundus Master Program in Plant Breeding

In its report entitled "World Agriculture : towards 2015/2030", the FAO outlines the need for an approximate 60% increase in agricultural production by 2050, in order to meet the nutritional requirements of the world’s human population. This growth will, in part, be built upon an increase in yields, in particular via the genetic improvement of plants. There have been major advances in this field over the last twenty years, as a result of new molecular and cellular biology technologies reaching far beyond the confines of plant transgenics. In this positive context, plant breeding companies and food manufacturing and various non-food manufacturing companies are expressing a growing need for plant breeders who are able to understand and manage increasingly diverse technologies in order to meet more complex and varied objectives. This burgeoning demand is becoming ever more apparent, in the face of a dwindling number of university courses on offer in this field. What is more, the handful of one-year courses specialising in plant breeding do not cover the entire field of activity of a plant breeder in today’s context.... [-]


Master in Genetic and Molecular Plants Science

Stockholm University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Sweden Stockholm

Our Master’s programme in Genetic and Molecular Plant Science will give you an intimate knowledge of plant biology and plant research. If you are interested in environmental protection, industrial research or want to learn about the opportunities and risks of gene-modified organisms (GMO’s) this is the subject for you. During this two year programme you will receive a thorough practical training giving you the essential skills to plan and perform your own plant-related research projects. [+]

Our Master’s programme in Genetic and Molecular Plant Science will give you an intimate knowledge of plant biology and plant research. If you are interested in environmental protection, industrial research or want to learn about the opportunities and risks of gene-modified organisms (GMO’s) this is the subject for you. During this two year programme you will receive a thorough practical training giving you the essential skills to plan and perform your own plant-related research projects.

Reasons to choose Flexibility to structure your own program profile and direction Opportunities to develop an international network of contacts Programme structure

The programme brings together three world class Swedish universities, Stockholm University, Uppsala University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU). You will learn about the mechanisms of plant growth and development, gain an understanding of genetic diversity and plant breeding and find out about plant microbe interactions and how plants interact with their surroundings, including their defence strategies against insects and microorganisms. There is space left within the programme to allow you to choose from a selection of additional elective or optional courses.... [-]


Master in Plant and Forest Biotechnology

Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Sweden Umeå Skellefteå + 1 more

Plant biotechnology is becoming increasingly important as a tool to solve some of the global problems related to feed, fuel and ecosystem management in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner. The Master of Science Program in Plant and Forest Biotechnology offers students a specialized competence and skills to recognize, understand and find solutions to these challenges. [+]

Master's Program in Plant and Forest Biotechnology

Plant biotechnology is becoming increasingly important as a tool to solve some of the global problems related to feed, fuel and ecosystem management in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner. The Master of Science Program in Plant and Forest Biotechnology offers students a specialized competence and skills to recognize, understand and find solutions to these challenges. The program is based upon a set of coordinated courses which together amount to 80 credits (120 ECTS credits) spread over two years. Up-to-date knowledge is provided about plant cell and molecular biology as well as plant growth and development. This is applied in the fields of plant breeding, biotechnology, and functional genomics. The program is organized by the Department of Plant Physiology (Umeå University) and the Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences) which together form the Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC). The education is anchored around the various research topics of UPSC.... [-]


Master in Tropical and International Forestry

University of Göttingen
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 Germany Göttingen Austria Innsbruck Italy Rome Padua Serbia Belgrade Hannover Braunschweig Clausthal-Zellerfeld + 10 more

The M.Sc. programme Tropical and International Forestry focuses on sustainable management and conservation of forest ecosystems worldwide, especially in the tropical and subtropical forests of developing or emerging countries. [+]

Master in Tropical and International Forestry (M.Sc. study focus)

The M.Sc. programme Tropical and International Forestry focuses on sustainable management and conservation of forest ecosystems worldwide, especially in the tropical and subtropical forests of developing or emerging countries. Graduates of the programme work in forest management all around the world, often in cooperation with international research and development organizations.Along with the formal course-work, students gain intercultural work- and life-experience by interacting with international colleagues and professors. Experience has shown that personal and professional contact established during this MSc programme is an excellent way to expand the students’ professional network.... [-]


CBU Master in Forestry

University of Eastern Finland
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Joensuu Russia St. Petersburg Moscow Petrozavodsk Kuopio Savonlinna + 6 more

CBU Master's Degree Programme in Forestry is based on bilateral and international collaboration in the fields of forest and environmental sciences with aims... [+]

CBU Master in Forestry

CBU Master's Degree Programme in Forestry is based on bilateral and international collaboration in the fields of forest and environmental sciences with aims to promote the ecologically and socially sustainable use of nature resources. As well as teaching based on high level scientific research the aim of this programme is to develop student's cross-cultural understanding and knowledge of different working environments.This programme is designed for students, who already have their Bachelor's or comparable degree, recognised by the university. The working language is English, and the studies are made both in Finland and Russia. The extent of these two-year long studies is 120 ECTS points. The programme has been fully implemented since autumn 2007.... [-]