Urban Food Systems

M.S. in Horticulture with an emphasis in Urban Food Systems

Bring positive change to communities by increasing the availability and quality of locally grown food.

The Master of Science in Horticulture with an emphasis in Urban Food Systems is for those who want to use knowledge and a deep skillset to increase the availability and nutritional quality of fresh produce grown in their local communities.

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Our Urban Food Systems team is seeking to hire 12 fully funded graduate research assistants (GRAs) to work on a transdisciplinary urban food systems research project.


Degree Webinar | Oct. 25
Join us at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 25, for a 30-minute in-depth look at this degree program. Questions are welcome.

$450.35 per credit hour*
30 credit hours
Thesis and online non-thesis options

*This estimate is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ depending on your transfer hours, course choices and your academic progress.

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Program Details

This master's degree program focuses on sustainable urban food production, local food accessibility, food systems project management, grant writing, public and farmer education, horticultural science and safe food production in an urban environment.

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.

The program has both a professional track and a thesis track.


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Note: Graduate students must be seeking a degree to qualify for federal financial aid loans.

The specialized emphasis in urban food systems degree is part of K-State's broader M.S. in Horticulture and Natural Resources degree.

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