Sample Specializations

Pathway thorugh a public garden

Public Garden Management

For students interested in conservation, display gardens and plant collection management involving arboreta, botanic gardens, zoological gardens, parks and other organizations.

Dock through a preserved swamp area

Restoration and Conservation

For those students who seek positions involving the design, development, restoration and/or maintenance of natural and man made landscapes.

Plants and flowers in greenhouse

Sustainable Landscape Plant Production

For those students who are interested in sustainability issues involving fruit and nut crops, vegetables, nursery, and greenhouse crops within our rapidly changing climate.

Man with crate of produce in urban garden

Urban Agriculture and Food Production

For students interested in food and ornamental plant production practices that emphasize organic, community-focused methods and strategies.

Additional Areas of Interest

You might also consider these areas of study:

  • Landscape design
  • Safe and healthy food
  • Horticultural marketing
  • Horticultural education
  • Horticultural therapy
  • Environmental horticulture
  • Urban horticulture
  • Horticultural writing and/or illustration

Or perhaps you have a different idea or focus—the program areas described above are not meant to be all-inclusive and additional programs of study specific to the interests and objectives of individual students within the Master of Professional Studies in Horticulture program are acceptable and encouraged.