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2015-2016 University Catalog 
    
2015-2016 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture (Graduate)


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Website URL:

https://ag.purdue.edu/hla/Hort/Pages/HLAGradProgram.aspx

Department/School Head:

Hazel Y. Wetzstein

Admission Requirements:

Master’s Degree Program Basic Requirements

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average: 3.0 or equivalent required
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE): Required – no minimum score has been set

Doctoral Degree Program Basic Requirements

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
    3.0 or equivalent required
  • Master’s Degree Completion:
    Desired, but not required.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE):
    Required – no minimum score set

Academic Programs:

Master’s and Ph.D. Programs

The Horticulture graduate program offers the thesis-based degrees of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) and Master of Science (M.S.), as well as a non-thesis degree, Master of Agriculture (M.Agr.).

Concentrations (Areas of Study):

Faculty in the program conduct extramurally-funded research on such topics as:

  • Biotechnology
  • Hormone signaling and transport
  • Plant breeding & genome engineering
  • Plant epigenetics
  • Plant interactions with soil microbial communities
  • Plant mineral nutrition
  • Plant secondary metabolism
  • Postharvest physiology
  • Regulation of plant architecture and reproduction
  • Specialty crop production
  • Stress tolerance in crop plants
  • Sustainable biofuel production
  • Turf grass science
  • Weed science & technology

Regular Graduate Faculty by Rank:

Professor

Cale A. Bigelow
Bruce P. Bordelon
Ray A. Bressan
Michael N. Dana
Natalia Dudareva
Avtar K. Handa
P. Michael Hasegawa
Peter M. Hirst
Jules Janick
Robert J. Joly
Cary A. Mitchell
Kashchandra G. Raghothama
David Rhodes
Robert W. Sovinski
Stephen C. Weller
Hazel Wetzstein
Jian-Kang Zhu

Associate Professor

Bernie L. Dahl
Steve G. Hallett
Michael V. Mickelbart
Kathryn S. Orvis
Aaron J. Patton

Assistant Professor

Lori A. Hoagland
Hye-Ji Kim
Josh Widhalm

Clinical Assistant Professor

Wenjing Guan
Elizabeth Maynard

 

Programs

    DoctoralMaster’s

    Courses

      Horticulture

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