College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences

Department of Horticulture

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Horticulture Graduate Program

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Undergraduate Programs


The Department of Horticulture is in the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS). The department has fully integrated programs in teaching, research, and extension. The WSU Horticulture program is among the top ten programs in the U.S., and WSU plant science researchers are among the most productive in the nation.

Our Degree Programs

Undergraduate (BS)

  • Integrated Plant Sciences (IPS)
  • Agricultural and Food Systems (AFS)

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Graduate (MS, PhD)


  • Horticulture (MS, PhD)
  • MS in Agriculture – This web-based degree gives students the opportunity to further their education while they continue employment anywhere in the world!

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Our administrative office is located on the main campus in Pullman. Faculty are located in Pullman, Tri-Cities, and at Research and Extension Centers in Wenatchee, Prosser, Puyallup, and Mount Vernon.

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News & Events

  • “Outstanding Young Professional Award” from Iowa State University — Lisa DeVetter

    Dr. Lisa DeVetter, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Horticulture, received the 2015 “Outstanding Young Professional Award” from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University.  This award honors distinguished College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumni under 40 years old who have excelled in their professions and who are providing outstanding […]

  • Congratulations Derek Herman

    Congratulations to Derek Herman, a Horticulture PhD graduate student in the potato physiology program!  Derek was awarded first place in the Frank L. Haynes graduate student oral paper competition at the 99th annual meetings of the Potato Association of America, Portland, Maine, July 19-23.  The complete reference for his talk and associated abstract is as […]

  • Wilder Medal in Pomology Winner — Pat Moore

    I am delighted to announce that our own Dr. Pat Moore was awarded the prestigious Wilder Medal by the American Pomological Society for his contributions to fruit breeding.  The Wilder Medal award was established in 1873 by the American Pomological Society and is conferred on individuals or organizations which have rendered outstanding service to horticulture […]

  • New Horticulture class offered Fall 2015

    HORT/AFS 350 – Food Systems of Western Washington (3-Credit Online Course; Prerequisite: CROP SCI/HORT 102; ECONS 101; SOIL SCI 201.) The class will provide students with an understanding of the regional food system that characterizes western Washington.  We’ll take a farm-to-table approach in our structure. More specifically, we’ll focus on elements pertaining to: 1) the […]

  • Congratulations to our Graduate Students!

    We are pleased to announce the following graduate degrees awarded in Spring 2015: Jesse Wimer, MS – Grafting Watermelon to Manage Verticillium Wilt in Washington State. Advisor: Carol Miles R. Rhett Spear, PhD – SUPERIOR FRESH MARKET POTATOES REVEALED THROUGH PRODUCTION ECONOMICS AND CONSUMER PREFERENCE, AND MAXIMIZING CREAMER-SIZED POTATOES BY ALTERING THE SPATIAL ARRANGEMENT OF SEED […]

  • Congratulations!

    American Society for Horticultural Science Collegiate Scholars Awards go to Nick Vincent, Fruit and Vegetable Management; Graham Ellis and Cody Dean, Ag Biotechnology; Roxann Austin, Pirom Phadoemchit, and Molly Warren, Viticulture & Enology; Julius Bush and Karissa Wood, Landscape Nursery and Greenhouse Management. Jonathan Abarca, Fruit and Vegetable Management, was chosen as the ASHS Outstanding […]

  • Conservation buffers please the eye, protect the landscape

    PULLMAN, Wash. – Researchers know that adding natural buffers to the farm landscape can stop soil from vanishing. Now a scientist at Washington State University has found that more buffers are better, both for pleasing the eye and slowing erosion. More info >>

  • Hort Alumnus to Open New Winery

    Kathryn House (MS Hort, 2006) and her husband are preparing to open Sequence Winery in Caldwell, Idaho.

  • WSU Researchers Receive $14 Million to Study Specialty Crops

    Congratulations to scientists in Horticulture who were awarded grants.

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