Graduate Degrees and Certificates

Dr. Todd C. Wehner

Plant Breeding Education and Training Opportunities

Graduate Student Admission

  • Those interested in graduate school in Horticultural Science at North Carolina State University should follow the procedures listed below:
  • Determine whether there are graduate faculty working in your area of interest
  • Check your qualifications for graduate school:
    • Background courses (calculus, organic chemistry)
    • Biology courses (botany, plant pathology, entomology, soils, genetics, plant physiology)
    • GPA of 3.0 or better
    • GRE scores of 500 or better on verbal and quantitative tests, and a 2 or better on the writing test
    • TOEFL scores of 80 or better (internet exam), or 213 or better (computer exam), or 550 or better (paper exam) for those with non-native English
    • Three letters of recommendation from instructors or supervisors
  • Check Graduate School requirements and deadlines
  • Contact the graduate program director for assistantships information and other questions
  • Applicants interested in financial aid (the department has a number of graduate teaching and research assistantships available) should apply by January 31 for fall enrollment or September 30 for spring enrollment.
  • Make use of orientation information

Graduate Student Registration Online