Cooperative Doctoral Degree in Horticulture with Texas A&M University

Graduate Program Information

Application Process

Enrollment Protocol

Graduate Requirements


Because our courses can change from time to time, it is important to keep in close contact with your advisor to learn about any alterations to your degree plan.

Students interested in pursuing a cooperative doctoral degree in horticulture through Texas A&M University-Kingsville and Texas A&M University in College Station, will generally complete one year of coursework at Texas A&M University, followed by their remaining coursework and dissertation research performed at Texas A&M-Kingsville and/or the university’s Citrus Center in Weslaco, Texas.  Acceptance to this program requires application to both Texas A&M University and Texas A&M-Kingsville with special designation that the individual is applying for the ‘Cooperative Horticulture Ph.D. program’.  A major advisor from Texas A&M and co-advisor from Texas A&M-Kingsville will provide mentorship of the student, and it is highly recommended that individuals interested in this doctoral program have arrangements made with the major advisor(s) prior to acceptance to the program to ensure assistantship funding support is available prior to arrival and entrance to the program.  For a complete list of courses required, please visit our Graduate Catalog.

For more information about this program, please contact the agronomy and resource sciences chair Dr. Shad Nelson.

This page was last updated on: January 4, 2016