Current Graduate Students

Graduate Student Handbook

The Graduate Student Handbook is a useful guide for the current graduate students in the Michigan State University Department of Horticulture Masters and Doctoral program. It provides information about graduate student responsibilities, the graduate programs committee, the role of your major professor, selection and role of the advisory/examining committee, horticulture graduate requirements with completion dates, thesis/dissertation preparation, defense, and final oral exam, minimum academic standards, integrity and safety in academic/research activities, and financial aide, assistantships, and fellowships information. 

Graduate Student FormsCurrent students hard at work

Application for Independent Study

Examination Committee Form

M.S. Academic Program Form

M.S. Announcement of Final Oral Defense

M.S. Research Thesis Proposal

Ph.D Report of Guidance Committee Form

Ph.D. Announcement of Comp Exam

Ph.D. Announcement of Final Oral Defense

Ph.D. Research Thesis Proposal

Change in Academic Program

Graduate Teaching Experience Form

Graduate Student Progress Report

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Horticultural Organization of Graduate Students

The Horticultural Organization of Graduate Students (HOGS) is the graduate student organization within the Department of Horticulture at Michigan State University. Coming together with diverse projects, backgrounds, and interests provides a source of enrichment, camaraderie, and academic support not found in the classroom, lab, or field. Monthly meetings facilitate discussion on departmental issues resulting in a unified graduate student voice in decisions.