Graduate Programs of Study: Masters of Science, Non-thesis (MS-NT)

Move outside of the laboratory, and get the chance to work with other industry professionals.

Take your education to the next level with the track made for hands-on, results-oriented students. Learn the skills necessary for managing everything from the ground up, including plant production, marketing, and public relations.

The MS-NT degree provides for broad training in environmental horticulture and is usually reserved for those not desiring specialized research training, as a research thesis is not a requirement.

The essential elements of this degree include a program of courses and final written and/or oral examination covering a completed project or coursework. There is no thesis or foreign language requirement. A minimum of 30 credit hours of coursework is required. Coursework taken for program credit must be numbered 5000 or higher. At least 15 of these credits must be in the field of study designated by the major. Up to six hours of undergraduate courses (3000-4999) outside the major department may be used for support coursework when taken as part of an approved graduate program. Up to six (6) credits S/U graded graduate courses may count toward the total 30 credits required.

 

Industry Jobs
  • Plant production management
  • Marketing and sales
  • Landscape management
  • Public garden management

Academic Jobs
  • Extension agent
  • High school instructor
  • Community college instructor
 

Government Jobs
  • Division of Plant Industry inspector
  • Field biologist
  • USDA researcher
 

Salaries
  • $35,000 – $45,000 depending on location and experience
 


Contact

Amy Vasquez - Academic Advisor
Fifield Hall, Room 1519
Phone:(352)273-4526
amyalex@ufl.edu

Dr. Hector Perez
Bldg 550, Room 103
Phone:(352)273-4503
heperez@ufl.edu