M.S. in Horticulture — emphasis in Urban Food Systems

Use a deep knowledge of agriculture and food systems to positively influence urban communities.

The M.S. in Horticulture with an emphasis in Urban Food Systems focuses on sustainable agriculture, food systems project management, grant writing, horticultural science and safe food production in an urban environment.

Students also 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.

$573.20 per credit hour*
30-36 credit hours
Thesis and non-thesis options

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


Unique Resources

As a student in the program, you'll have access to several unique resources and opportunities that provide an in-depth farm to fork experience.

The Olathe Horticulture Research and Extension Center, or OREC, is a research farm located about 20 minutes from the Olathe campus. Here, you can conduct hands-on experience in grafting, growing and harvesting fresh produce.

The Postharvest Physiology Lab and the Food Safety Lab at the Olathe campus are where a lot of the OREC produce is analyzed for safety and quality.

Program details

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


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