Citrus Center

Student Programs

Graduate Studies Program


Budwood Certification ProgramAffiliated with the esteemed Department of Agriculture, Agribusiness, and Environmental Sciences at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, the Citrus Center stands as a hub of academic excellence. Offering Master's degrees in Plant & Soil Science, the Center provides students with unparalleled opportunities to immerse themselves in cutting-edge research and practical applications within the citrus industry.

In addition to its Master's program, the Citrus Center collaborates closely with the Department of Horticultural Science at Texas A&M University in College Station to offer a cooperative Ph.D. program. This partnership enhances the depth and breadth of research opportunities available to students, fostering a dynamic academic environment that encourages interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation.

Graduate students at the Citrus Center have access to a diverse array of research areas, including Entomology, Plant Pathology, Breeding, Molecular Biology, Plant Physiology, Soil Science, Agricultural Business, Agricultural Science and Nutriceuticals/Functional Foods. Through hands-on research projects that often span multiple disciplines, students have the opportunity to form meaningful connections between various fields of study, collaborating closely with departments and research laboratories to address complex challenges facing the citrus industry and agricultural sector as a whole.