Horticulture (Ph.D.)


The Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture encourages human engagement with the landscape and focuses on solving problems for people, agriculture, and the environment through scholarship and creativity fostered by teamwork and individual diversity.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Horticulture

Areas of Study

  • Bioactive plant components
  • Dietary intervention/cancer prevention
  • Ecophysiology
  • Enology
  • Environmental and stress physiology
  • Floriculture
  • Fruit/vegetables
  • Germplasm conservation
  • Greenhouse technology
  • Landscape ecology
  • Landscape/ornamental plants
  • Landscape water conservation/xeriscapes
  • Organic/sustainable production
  • Plant antioxidants
  • Plant tissue culture
  • Potato breeding
  • Potato production management
  • Potato storage physiology
  • Rhizosphere biology/ecology
  • Turfgrass science
  • Viticulture

Next Steps


Coursework, credit requirements, and more information is available in the Colorado State University general catalog. Please contact your department representative with program-related questions.

Student Employment

Graduate students interested in employment positions (GTA, GRA, GSA appointments and hourly positions) should contact their advisor and their departmental graduate coordinator for the process to apply.

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