Horticulture and Human Health Master of Science (M.S.) in Horticulture – Horticulture and Human Health specialization

Learn to support human health through horticultural science and innovation

Horticulture plays an important role in supporting the health and wellbeing of all people. Learn to develop plant-based solutions to improve human health. Explore the complex dynamics between plant cultivation, agricultural science, nutrition, and human health as you learn to create solutions to complex problems.

Gain the skills you need to make an impact

After successfully completing this master’s program, you will:

  • Expand your knowledge of both horticulture and human health, specifically in the areas of plant biology, food and medicinal crop production, human nutrition, and the development and treatment of chronic disease.
  • Understand how to construct systems-level intervention plans that state and test hypotheses about plants and human health to achieve meaningful technical objectives.
  • Construct systems-level health plans that include growing plants for food and medicine.
  • Develop and apply effective communication skills for both scientific and non-scientific audiences.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program may seek employment in the following fields:

  • Horticultural and greenhouse operations
  • Crop production research and development
  • Horticultural business management
  • Plant pathology
  • Nutraceutical product development
  • Public health policy
  • Public health education
  • Healthcare and nutrition
  • Food science research
  • Personal health coaching

Study in a flexible, online format

This online program allows you to earn your master's degree from a respected, regionally accredited public research university in Colorado without traveling to a campus. Balance your academic studies with your career and personal obligations.

Although this program is entirely online, you will still interact closely with both instructors and peers. You will also have access to many of the same resources and services as CSU’s resident students.

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