- Bachelor's Degrees
- Master's Degrees
- Master of Biological Sciences
- Master of Liberal Studies
- Master of Professional Studies in Addictions Counseling
- Master of Professional Studies in Arts and Cultural Leadership
- Master of Professional Studies in Horticulture
- Master of Professional Studies in Integrated Behavioral Health
Admission to the program is competitive and the faculty committee reviews all applicant files to ensure a good fit for academic success.
The following items are required for admission:
- bachelor's degree from an accredited postsecondary US institution or its foreign equivalent
- a preferred undergraduate GPA of 2.8*
- evidence of knowledge of current, introductory college level concepts of algebra and chemistry and biology or botany or plant propagation
- online application and $75 application fee
- personal statement
- two letters of recommendation
- updated resume or CV
- English proficiency test score(s) (international applicants only)
The GRE (Graduate Record Examination) is not required.
* In exceptional circumstances, promising applicants with lower GPA or less work experience may be considered. Explanation for GPA, and evidence that academic success at the graduate level is achievable, must be addressed in the application (extenuating circumstances).
- First, access the online application.
- For the question “What is your proposed major and degree objective?”, choose: Horticulture MPS under “Twin Cities Campus Programs.”
- All of the items should be attached electronically to your application.
CCE staff is happy to guide you through the application process. Contact the program at 612-624-4000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Statement 1—The personal statement may address pertinent aspects of your background and academic qualifications as related to admission to the program. It should also demonstrate a strong interest in horticultural science, including documentation of any relevant experiences in the field (maximum two pages, double-spaced).
- Statement 2—You may answer the questions asked; however, this statement is optional.
- Extenuating Circumstances—If your grades are not strong (below 2.8 GPA), you must provide an explanation.
A nonrefundable application fee of $75 must be paid on submission. Read more about fees and payment options.
Unofficial transcripts or academic records for each institution (even if you didn’t receive a degree) should be uploaded directly to the online application. International students should also upload an English translation if the transcript is not in English. If possible, make sure the institution has put your name on the transcript/record.
Please do not mail in paper copies of your transcripts or academic records; there is no need for official transcripts or academic records for initial review. If you are admitted, the University will then request official copies of this material. Read more about transcripts and credentials.
Letters of Recommendation
Two letters of recommendation are required. Letters should be solicited from individuals who can provide a candid assessment of your abilities (including strengths and weaknesses), personality, character, and potential for graduate-level academic success and professional achievement. Read more about letters of recommendation.
Resume or CV
Upload a current resume or CV.
The GRE (Graduate Record Examination) is not required for admission.
International Students and English Language Learners
If your native language is not English, please submit scores from the TOEFL, MELAB, or IELTS English proficiency examination. Read more about required scores.
- Required TOEFL scores for the Horticulture program are 84 or above, with section scores of at least 21 on writing and at least 19 on reading.
- Required IELTS score for the Horticulture program is 6.5.
- Required MELAB score for the Horticulture program is 84.
For information on visa status, contact the International Student and Scholar Services office.