Colleges and Universities Offering Master of Science in Horticulture in Kenya

  • Course Name: Master of Science in Horticulture(Horticulture)
  • Major Subject: Horticulture
  • Course Category: Masters Courses

Institutions Offering Master of Science in Horticulture

  •  Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi  
    Admission requirements

    -A second class honours (upper division) degree in Horticulture or related fields such as Agriculture and Botany from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology or

    -An equivalent degree from a University recognised by the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology Senate. or

    -A holder of a second class honours (lower division) degree in horticulture or related field of study provided that the candidate produces evidence of research ability from an institution recognized by the Senate.

    Course content

    -AHS 3108 Advanced Olericulture
    -AHS 3109 Physiology of Landscape Plant
    -AHS 3110 Breeding of Horticultural Crops
    -AHS 3111 Fruit Science
    -AHS 3112 Advanced Ornamental Horticulture
    -AHS 3113 Advanced Plant Pathology
    -AHS 3114 Advanced Weed Science and Integrated Pest Management
    -AHS 3115 Advanced Crop Management
    -AHS 3116 Greenhouse Management
    -AGS 3101 Statistics and Experimental Design
    -AHS 3102 Advanced Plant Physiology
    -AHS 3103 Plant Nutrition
    -AHS 3104 Advanced Biochemistry
    -AHS 3105 Advanced Post-harvest Physiology
    -AHS 3106 Advanced Topics in Horticulture
    -AGS 3102 Research Methodology
  •  University of Nairobi, Nairobi  
    Admission Requirements:
    1. A holder of a degree with at least Upper Second Class Honours in Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Botany and Zoology, Environmental Sciences, Forestry, Horticulture or related plant science degree or Bachelor of Education in Science with botany and Zoology option and any other relevant science disciplines from the University of Nairobi or any other institution recognized by senate.
    2. A holder of a degree with at least Lower Second Class Honours in any of the degrees specified in (i) above with two years of relevant experience or a postgraduate diploma in (i) above or equivalent from the University of Nairobi or any other institution recognized by senate.
    3. A holder of a pass degree with a postgraduate diploma in the above relevant disciplines or its equivalent from the University of Nairobi or any other institution recognized by the senate and 2 years relevant experience .
    4. A holder of pass degree in any of the degree categories specified in (ii) above with at least five years relevant work experience.

  •  Chuka University, Meru  
    Minimum entry requirements:
    a). Admission shall be offered to those holding the Bachelor of Science in Horticulture with a minimum of upper second-class honours or equivalent qualification from institutions recognized by the senate
    b). The senate may also admit to the Master of Science in Horticulture a holder of second class honours (Lower Division) provided the candidate has two years work experience in a relevant field
    c). In addition, the applicants should request three persons, one of who shall have taught the applicant at University level, to send letters of reference directly to the Director, Board of Postgraduate Studies.
    d). Subject to approval by the Senate, Departments may formulate regulations requiring applicants to have attained other academic qualifications as may be consistent with the goals of their Master’s programme or to appear for interview to determine their suitability for admission.
  •  University of Embu, Embu  
    MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
    Bachelor of Science(BSc.) degree with at least Upper Second Class Honours or equivalent in Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering, Range Management, Wildlife Management, Forestry, Environmental Science, Biological and Natural Sciences from a recognized University; OR,
    Bachelors degree as in 1 above with a Lower Second Class Honors plus at least two years of relevant work experience/ demonstrated research ability.
  •  Rongo University, Rongo  
    Duration: 4 semesters

    Tuition fees: 55,000/= per semester

    Minimum entry requirements:
    - First Class Honours and Upper Second Class Honours Degree in related fields.
    - Lower Second Class Honours Bachelor’s Degree with additional relevant training , evidence of research capability either through, paper presentations or peer reviewed publications and relevant working experience.
  •  Meru University of Science and Technology, Meru  
    Duration: 4 semesters

    Tuition fees: Ksh. 60,000 per semester

    Minimum entry requirements:
    - Minimum requirement Second Class Honors (Upper Division) in relevant Bachelor’s Degree (Horticulture, Agriculture, Crop Science, Biotechnology, Botany, Forestry) OR Second Class (Lower Division) in a relevant Bachelor’s Degree with two (2) years relevant experience.
  •  University of Eldoret, Eldoret  
    Minimum entry requirements:
    i. Applicants for the various Masters programmes should have at least second Class Honours (Upper Division) OR its equivalent disciplines from a recognized institution of higher learning OR
    ii. Holders of Second Class Honours Lower Division with 2 years experience.
  •  Maseno University, Maseno  
    Minimum entry requirements:
    - First Class Honours or Second Class Honours Upper Division degree recognised by the University Senate or
    - Second Class Lower Division degree with at least 2 years work experience
  •  Tharaka University College, Tharaka Nithi  
  •  Egerton University, Nakuru  




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