Texas Tech University

Horticultural Landscape Management Certificate

Texas Tech University's online Horticultural Landscape Management Certificate covers topics including arboriculture, nursery management, turfgrass science, and landscape architecture. Students can pursue the certificate independently or concurrently with a related master's degree program.

Program Overview

  • 12 credit hours
  • Required classes are completed online. Some optional classes may be available only face-to-face.
  • Prerequisite: bachelor's degree
  • Students are not required to enroll in a certain number of courses each semester, so completion time varies by individual. Learn more about the difference between part-time and full-time Student status..
  • Semester-based courses align with the Academic Calendar of Texas Tech University. New students may enroll at the beginning of any one of the four semesters throughout the year.

Related degrees:

Bachelor of Science in Horticulture and Turfgrass Sciences

Master of Science in Horticulture

Application Process

Although there is no application deadline, potential students are encouraged to submit all application materials at least two months prior to projected initial enrollment.

  1. Complete the Graduate Admissions application.
    • $60 initial application fee or $50 for each subsequent application (including changes of entry date, add/change program requests, or readmission requests).

    • Students who plan to pursue the graduate certificate or the master's degree will need to submit Graduate Records Exam (GRE) scores to the University.
    • Applicants must have official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended sent to Texas Tech University Graduate School.
    • International students must also submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score to the Graduate School.
  2. Apply to Texas Tech University's Department of Plant and Soil Science.
  3. Check the Applications tab in your Raiderlink for notification of a change in your admissions status.
    • If you are accepted to the Graduate School and the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Department of Plant and Soil Science, you will work with a faculty advisor to develop a degree plan.

Program Requirements

Prerequisite: Bachelor's Degree

Certificate programs can be pursued independently or concurrently with a master's program. Most courses are offered online; however, some courses are only offered face-to-face in Lubbock, Texas. Get additional course information.

Required Courses and Electives

(Required classes are designated with an asterisk*.)
Students must select a minimum of 12 hours from the following:

Number Title Frequency of Offering Prerequisite Distance Offering
PSS 5307 Pesticides Annually None


PSS 5316* Advanced Arboriculture Biennially None
PSS 5317 Advanced Nursery Management Biennially None


PSS 5318 Advanced Turfgrass Science Biennially None
PSS 5324 Mode and Mechanism of Herbicide Action Biennially Consent of Instructor


PSS 5331 Advanced Plant Nutrient Management Annually Has not taken PSS 4335


PSS 5415 Advanced Greenhouse Crop Production Biennially None
PSS 5429* Advanced Principles of Weed Science Annually Consent of Instructor
PSS 6301 Quantitative Agricultural Remote Sensing Biennially None


PSS 6331 Advanced Environmental Soils Biennially PSS 2432 or equivalent


LARC 6302 Administrative Aspects of Landscape Architecture Annually None

While every effort has been made to ensure accuracy in reporting courses, policies and other statements, the University reserves the right to make changes at any time without notice.

All courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C.

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