With a unique blend of science, art, technology, design and business, the Texas A&M Department of Horticulture Sciences offers two undergraduate and three graduate degrees to prepare our students for a myriad of diverse professional opportunities. We offer flexible degree plans that allow our students to develop a course of study tailored to their career goals as they prepare to enter one of the largest agricultural industries in the State.
In the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences we have aligned our academic advising to better support students during their time at Texas A&M University. We have assembled a diverse and knowledgeable advisor community dedicated to providing our students with high-quality academic advising services. If you are a current student and have questions about your coursework, degree program or progress toward graduation, we encourage you to reach out to one of the advisors in WFES Advising Hub.
Undergraduate Student Admissions
Interested students must submit their application, along with required materials through the university admissions process as detailed at Texas A&M University Office of Admissions. To learn more about the HORT major, reach out to an academic advisor at email@example.com to schedule either a virtual or in-person appointment.
Transfer Student Admissions
Students interested in transferring from another university or community college must apply by March 1 for the Summer and Fall semesters and October 15 for the Spring semesters. Transfer applicants are required to complete Essay A as part of the application. In the essay students must address why they are seeking the degree and how the degree will assist them in meeting their career goals. Students with excessive (three or more) grades of D, F, Q, N/G, and/or W should include an explanation.
As a transfer applicant, you are required to complete Essay A as part of the application. Please address the following questions in your essay:
- Why do you want this degree?
- How will this degree help you meet your career goals?
- Offer an explanation of excessive (three or more) grades of D, F Q, N/G and/or Ws, if applicable.
Change of Major
Students are encouraged to contact an academic advisor on the change of major requirements. It is essential to understand the requirements before submitting a change of major request. Requests must be made by submitted in Howdy.
Graduate Student Admissions
For information on our graduate programs and admission information, please visit our Graduate Degrees pages.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
Graduate students in the Department of Horticultural Sciences are supported through assistantships and fellowships, travel, and research grants. This funding is made possible by donors and supporters of the department including former students, family and friends, former faculty, and industry sponsors.
Graduate Student Funding Opportunities
Departmental teaching assistantships, grant-based research assistantships, or internal and external graduate fellowships and grants support most on-campus graduate students in the Department of Horticultural Sciences. Research and travel grants are also available from the department and university. Check with the Graduate and Professional School for details on opportunities available across the university. Check with the Graduate and Professional School for details on opportunities available across the university.
Graduate Fellowships and Assistantships
The following graduate assistantships are available in the Department of Horticultural Sciences: Graduate Assistant Research (GAR), Graduate Assistant Teaching (GAT), Graduate Assistant Non-Teaching (GANT), Graduate Assistant Extension (GAE) and Graduate Fellowship (GF). Assistantships and fellowships are awarded by the Department, College, University, endowments, or sponsoring agencies. All graduate assistantships and fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis. Unlike fellowships, assistantships require a work commitment, such as teaching undergraduate laboratory sections or working in a research laboratory/program.