The increasing demand of horticultural products as a result of increasing population is placing significant pressure on the environment, few trained scientists available and the development of new technologies in production, handling, marketing and improvement of horticultural products. Institutions of higher learning are obligated to train personnel that will exploit the untapped potential in the horticultural industry. The horticultural industry contributes significantly to food security, employment and wealth creation. The industry is rapidly expanding but is faced with competition, inadequate postgraduate scientists, and changing environment in which it has to operate. The horticultural industry therefore requires personnel with advanced level of training to tackle the emerging issues such as food insecurity, poverty and environmental degradation. The degree of Master of Science in horticulture shall represent the attainment of advanced level of scholarship and achievement in coursework and independent research. It is conceptualized and designed to produce personnel with advanced level of training, who are expected to contribute towards the goal of realizing the full potential of horticulture in national development and promotion of living standards.