SIPS Horticulture Section
As the only horticulture program in the Ivy League, our faculty, staff and students work to shape the food systems and landscapes of today and tomorrow.
Our faculty work across New York to make discoveries and share knowledge about fruits, vegetables and landscape plants. They are called on by farmers, golf course managers, urban foresters, government officials and many others to solve problems around the globe.
If you've ever been shaded by trees on a city street, enjoyed an apple in winter, visited a farmer's market or watched a sporting event on natural grass, then it is likely you have been touched by our work.
Making discoveries and sharing knowledge about fruits, vegetables and landscape plants.
Advancing new products and technologies
Whether building the cider apple industry or breeding fruits and vegetables for regional conditions and markets, our faculty play an important role in supporting New York economic development.
Our faculty are using cutting-edge tools for imaging and data analysis for precision monitoring of plant growth and health.
CEA is an advanced and intensive form of hydroponically-based agriculture where plants grow within a controlled environment to optimize horticultural practices.
Graduate and undergraduate training
Horticulture offers degrees and training opportunities at all stages of the educational pipeline.
Graduate Field of Horticulture
Students interested in obtaining an MS or Ph.D. degree in the graduate field of horticulture can select among four concentrations.
- Physiology and ecology of horticultural crops
- Human-plant interactions
- Breeding of horticultural crops
- Horticultural crop management systems
Undergrad: Plant sciences major
Undergraduates majoring in the plant sciences can choose to concentrate in one of many areas related to horticulture, preparing them for careers in the green industry, academia and more
Master of Professional Studies
Our MPS programs are one-year, course-based degrees, ideal for individuals interested in in-depth study of the issues and advancements in plant and soil sciences. Choose from specializations in controlled environment agriculture, viticulture, public garden leadership, hemp science, plant protection, geospatial applications and more.
Undergrad research — more opportunities
The Office of Undergraduate Research provides information about exploring the wealth of research opportunities at Cornell.
The Honors Program in Biological Sciences is designed to offer advanced training in laboratory and field research through the performance of an original research project under the direct guidance of a member of the Cornell faculty.
News from the SIPS Horticulture Section
Learn more about recent developments in our research, outreach and education.