Horticultural Science Online Eligibility and Cost

Eligibility requirements and cost vary, depending on the program you choose. In order to view more details about eligibility requirements please choose one of the options below:


Online Horticultural Science Courses

Costs

Visit NC State’s Online and Distance Education tuition rates page for detailed information about the fee schedule for online courses. The current estimated cost per credit hour for 2017-2018 (North Carolina residents) is $236.88 for undergraduate-level courses and $431.88 for graduate-level courses.

Enrollment

Only students admitted to NC State can take classes at the University. Anyone interested in taking courses without enrolling in a degree program at NC State must first apply as a Non-Degree Studies (NDS) student. The Post-Baccalaureate Studies (PBS) classification is assigned to those NDS students who have earned a bachelor’s degree. Enrolling as a PBS student is an excellent way to explore different fields of study to fulfill your personal and career goals.

For more information on enrolling as an NDS student, visit our Apply page.

Undergraduate Certificate in Horticultural Science

Tuition Costs

Visit NC State’s Undergraduate Online and Distance Education Tuition rates page for detailed information about undergraduate tuition and fees.

The total Online Undergraduate Certificate in Horticultural Science cost estimate (North Carolina residents) for 2017-2018 is $3,553.20 for all 15 hours of coursework.

Financial aid eligibility is determined by the Financial Aid Office. We encourage you to contact your financial aid advisor in the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. Criteria for funding is based on academic merit, demonstrated financial need, and enrollment in multiple Online and Distance Education courses per semester. For additional information, please visit NC State’s Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid website, or call 919.515.2421. NC State also offers a monthly payment plan.

Enrollment

Participants must hold a high school diploma or equivalent to enroll in this program. Once applicants are enrolled, students must receive a minimum grade of C (2.0) in all courses.

Students may begin taking courses for the certificate in Summer, Fall, or Spring. All certificate coursework must be completed within four years of enrollment.

Graduate Certificate in Horticultural Science

Tuition Costs

Visit NC State’s Graduate Online and Distance Education Tuition rates page for detailed information about graduate tuition and fees.

The total Online Graduate Certificate in Horticultural Science cost estimate (North Carolina residents) for 2017-2018 is $6,478.20 for all 15 hours of coursework.

Financial aid eligibility is determined by the Financial Aid Office. We encourage you to contact your financial aid advisor in the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. Criteria for funding is based on academic merit, demonstrated financial need, and enrollment in multiple Online and Distance Education courses per semester. For additional information, please visit NC State’s Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid website, or call 919.515.2421. NC State also offers a monthly payment plan.

Enrollment

Participants must hold a bachelor’s degree to enroll in this program. Applicants should have majored in horticulture, crop science, plant science, or agricultural education with a concentration in plant science, or another closely related degree.

Students may begin taking courses for the certificate in Summer, Fall, or Spring. All certificate coursework must be completed within four years of enrollment.

Master of Environmental Assessment

Tuition Costs

Visit NC State’s Graduate Online and Distance Education Tuition rates page for detailed information about graduate tuition and fees.

The total Online Master of Horticultural Science cost estimate (North Carolina residents) for 2017-2018 is $15,547.68 for all 36 hours of coursework.

Financial aid eligibility is determined by the Financial Aid Office. We encourage you to contact your financial aid advisor in the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. A limited amount of grant funding is also available to students enrolled in Online and Distance Education degrees. Criteria for funding is based on academic merit, demonstrated financial need, and enrollment in multiple Online and Distance Education courses per semester. For additional information, please visit NC State’s Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid website, or call 919.515.2421. Students pursuing this degree may be eligible for teaching assistantship funding. NC State also offers a monthly payment plan.

Enrollment

To be admitted to the MHS program, you must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution. Those interested in the MHS program should ensure they meet the following qualifications:

  • Background courses (calculus, physics, general chemistry, organic chemistry)
  • Biology courses (botany, plant pathology, entomology, soils, genetics, biochemistry, plant physiology)
  • Horticulture Science or Landscape Horticulture courses (in your area of interest)
  • GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Minimum GRE scores of:
    • Verbal: 152 or better
    • Quantitative: 143 or better
    • Analytical: 3.0 or better
  • For those with non-native English, minimum TOEFL scores of:
    • Internet exam: 80 or better
    • Computer exam: 213 or better
    • Paper exam: 550 or better

A GPA of at least 3.00 for both the degree requirements as well as for all graduate coursework at NC State is required for graduation. All degree requirements must be completed within six (6) calendar years, beginning with the date the student takes courses carrying graduate credit applicable to the degree program. Students must be continuously enrolled for the duration of their program.

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