Public Horticulture

Creating healthier food & more beautiful communities

Auburn University College of Agriculture Department of Horticulture offers a Public Horticulture graduate certificate. Public Horticulture is an advancing career field that connects traditional horticulture with public outreach. Potential career fields might include working in public gardens, arboreta, university extension services, hospitality industry (resorts), zoos, and community gardens. Potential career practices include public garden administration, teaching, horticultural therapy, and garden design and event planning.

Master’s, Doctoral & Certificate Curriculum & Requirements

The information below is a brief description of Master, Doctoral & Cert. Programs in Horticulture offered by our department.

Certificate (Cert.) in Public Horticulture

Auburn University Public Horticulture application process:
Application deadlines for this program are based on the semester you wish to begin studies. Domestic students must apply 60 days prior to the first day of the beginning semester. International students must apply 120 days prior to the first day of the beginning semester. (Please note that this is slightly earlier than regular graduate school applications.)

The application process is handled completely through an online portal of the Auburn University Graduate School.

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Carolyn W. Robinson
Associate Professor
106A Funchess Hall
Auburn Univ, AL 36849

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