Plant Sciences - Horticulture, M.Sc. | North Dakota State University | Fargo, United States
12 months
709 USD/credit 21270 USD/year
607 USD/credit 18210 USD/year
405 USD/credit 12150 USD/year
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Specialized academic and research training in the Plant Sciences - Horticulture program at North Dakota State University is available in plant breeding and genetics, weed science, biotechnology, and field and forage crop production and management.


Program Description

The Department of Plant Sciences is located in Loftsgard Hall, which provides a state-of-the-art facility for interdisciplinary research in the Plant Sciences - Horticulture program at North Dakota State University, ranging from basic studies and biotechnology to the more traditional applied areas. Facilities for cereal science research are located in Harris Hall. These facilities include analytical laboratories for grain quality research, baking, milling, malting and brewing, and pasta and noodle processing.

State-of-the-art greenhouses and extensive growth chamber facilities are also available, as are 100 acres of field research land adjacent to the Plant Science Complex. An additional 500 acres of research land are located near the North Dakota State University campus.

A horticultural farm only 25 miles west of campus has an extensive arboretum. Excellent supporting disciplines located nearby, or in the Plant Science Complex, include Soil Science, Botany, Food Safety, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Entomology, and Plant Pathology. The Department of Plant Sciences encourages interdisciplinary research, and students frequently tailor their research program to meet their interests by working with faculty in one or more of the supporting disciplines.

Graduate student numbers per faculty member are limited, so the student gets adequate personal attention and works closely with their adviser in research. Final selection of the adviser will be made on the basis of the student's interest, availability of space in the researcher's laboratory, and a common desire of the student and professor to work together.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biotechnology
  • Genetics
  • Weed science
  • Crop production and management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Domestic applicants should apply at least one month prior to the start of classes.


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You are required to submit your online application and nonrefundable $35 application fee
  • A statement of purpose is required for admission consideration and must be uploaded to your online application
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • Submitting your transcripts (statement of marks)
  • All graduate applicants, regardless of citizenship or residency, must demonstrate proficiency with the English language before they will be considered for admission to a graduate program

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    21270 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 709 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    18210 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 607 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12150 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 405 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Fargo

870 - 1260 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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