PhD Degree

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Horticulture is outstanding preparation for a research-based career in horticulture, biology or agricultural science. The doctoral program involves intensive mentoring from faculty members from a variety of horticultural disciplines and coursework that spans basic and applied horticultural science.

Over the course of the horticulture doctoral degree program, students develop and manage an original research program that culminates in the development of a dissertation. It is expected that the research program represent a significant contribution to scientific horticulture. Students will also have an opportunity to participate in the research program of their faculty mentor and develop research, outreach, and teaching skills according to their own individual programs.

In addition, students frequently present their findings at professional meetings and sharpen their skills in a variety of professional development programs during their degree programs. For more information on the Ph.D. program in Horticulture, please contact: Kathryn Jones, Student Services Coordinator at kjones26@wisc.edu

Handbooks

  • 2014 PhD Handbook – For students who began graduate study in Fall 2014 or after
  • 2012 PhD Handbook– For students who began graduate study between November 13, 2012 and Fall 2014

Forms