Horticulture with an emphasis in Urban Food Systems
The Master of Science in Horticulture with an emphasis in Urban Food Systems at K-State Olathe focuses on sustainable agriculture, food systems project management, grant writing, horticultural science, and safe food production in an urban environment. Additionally, students will gain a solid foundation in horticultural science and food crop production while studying how the urban food system impacts economic development and provides a source of nutritious, safe food grown locally/regionally.
What kinds of careers can a graduate of this degree pursue?
This specialization will prepare professionals for management positions in not-for-profit/ for-profit organizations, greenhouse manager, university extension agents, city/county community gardens manager, urban farming, farmers markets, or farm-to-school programs.
How flexible is the Horticulture program at K-State, and can I work full-time?
Students will be able to work full-time while enrolled in the Horticulture program and have the option to pursue two different tracks, the thesis or professional track. Each track gives students a significant amount of electives to pursue research in their interest areas. Moreover, students will able to attend classes at K-State Olathe, as well as hybrid classes in conjunction with the Manhattan campus students.
How long will it take to complete this degree?
The majority of full-time students will complete this degree in about 2 years. A minimum of 30 semester hours of credit is required to complete the Thesis Track and 36 hours to complete the Professional Track.
Whom do I contact to learn more?
To learn more about the admission requirements and application deadlines, contact Admissions Representative at firstname.lastname@example.org or 913-307-7349.