Horticulture Graduate Programs

Contacts

Horticulture Graduate Program Chair
Yaling Qian

Graduate Program Coordinator
Kathi Nietfeld

Horticulture Graduate Application Deadlines

Fall

April 1st (admission only)

Feb 15
(with financial support)

Spring

Sept 1 (admission only)

July 15
(with financial support)

Summer

Jan 1 (admission only)

Nov 15
(with financial support)

Horticulture Graduate Application Requirements

The department’s graduate programs encourage ethnic and gender diversity and welcome applicants from qualified international students.

Before you begin your application, please carefully review these Graduate School admission requirements.

DOMESTIC STUDENTS

  1. Online Application
  2. $60 Non-refundable Application Fee
  3. Supplemental Application Materials – must be submitted electronically by uploading within your application
  • Statement of Purpose: A short essay (500 words or less) outlining your academic/work experience and career goals
    Please describe your specific academic interests so that we may identify appropriate potential faculty advisers. If you have already identified a faculty member you would like to work with please include that information.
  • Three Letters of Recommendation: Letters from people who know you well and can comment on your abilities, particularly your ability to succeed in graduate school
    Add the names and e-mail addresses to your application. Each person will receive an e-mail from Colorado State University inviting them to upload a letter of recommendation on your behalf.
  • Resume / CV: A brief written account of personal, educational, and professional qualifications and experiences
  • Official Transcripts: One official transcript from each collegiate institution attended
    Transcripts must be sent directly to the Colorado State University Admissions Office via snail mail or electronically. You will need to contact your previous institutions and request they submit official transcripts to Colorado State University.
    Colorado State University transcripts are not required. Training course transcripts from branches of the U.S. military that show credit received with neither grades nor degrees awarded are also exempt from the transcript requirement.

  • GRE Required: General Test Scores
    The department prefers a minimum score of 300 combined (verbal & quantitative). GRE scores must be reported electronically directly to Colorado State University (institution code 4075) by the testing agency.

The department’s graduate programs encourage ethnic and gender diversity and welcome applicants from qualified international students.

Before you begin your application, please carefully review these Graduate School admission requirements.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

  1. Online Application
  2. $70 Non-refundable Application Fee
  3. Supplemental Application Materials – must be submitted electronically by uploading within your application
  • Statement of Purpose: A short essay (500 words or less) outlining your academic/work experience and career goals
    Please describe your specific academic interests so that we may identify appropriate potential faculty advisers. If you have already identified a faculty member you would like to work with please include that information.
  • Three Letters of Recommendation: Letters from people who know you well and can comment on your abilities, particularly your ability to succeed in graduate school
    Add the names and e-mail addresses to your application. Each person will receive an e-mail from Colorado State University inviting them to upload a letter of recommendation on your behalf.
  • Resume / CV: A brief written account of personal, educational, and professional qualifications and experiences
  • Official Transcripts: One official transcript from each collegiate institution attended; must include a certified translation into English if necessary
    Transcripts must be sent directly to the Colorado State University Admissions Office via snail mail or electronically. You will need to contact your previous institutions and request they submit official transcripts to Colorado State University.
    Colorado State University transcripts are not required. Training course transcripts from branches of the U.S. military that show credit received with neither grades nor degrees awarded are also exempt from the transcript requirement.
  • GRE Required: General Test Scores
    The department prefers a minimum score of 300 combined (verbal & quantitative). GRE scores must be reported electronically directly to Colorado State University (institution code 4075) by the testing agency.
  • TOEFL / IELTS Score: For students whose native language is not English, test scores must be reported electronically directly to Colorado State University  (institution code 4075) by the testing agency

 

Required items for Immigration Document Insurance: These items are not required for the application review process, but will be required if officially admitted. The following materials must be sent directly to the Colorado State University Admissions Office.

  1. Certified proof of financial support – Graduate Student Certification for Issuance of Immigration Document
    GS3F form http://isss.colostate.edu/immigration_forms/ ) and supporting financial documents
  2. Passport copy
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