The Department of Horticulture offers different academic programs and options that can be tailored to fit students' interests and career goals.
Graduates with horticulture knowledge and skills enter a broad range of challenging and rewarding professional careers in production, management, marketing, education and research.
As part of the horticulture undergraduate and certificate programs, students are required to complete an internship before graduation providing on-the-job training and skill development.
Featured Horticulture Students
Published on February 7, 2022
The best part of her Horticulture master's program is conducting applied field research on campus and on vegetable growers' farms.
Drew Jepson chose an IAT certificate program because it allows him to get working in his field quickly
Published on January 10, 2022
IAT student loves the landscaping field and likes how this program is so plant-based and hands on as part of the horticulture discipline.
Published on December 1, 2021
As a senior in the Horticulture B.S. program, Joy plans to continue to develop these connections by studying plant breeding after she graduates
Published on November 3, 2021
The best part of being a horticulture major is having class in the teaching greenhouses!
Prabhjot Kaur is a Ph.D. student studying genetic mechanisms of plant development in Petunia and Stevia
Published on September 27, 2021
She loves studying and researching at MSU because it provides her access to quality research resources and allows her to work with colleagues with similar and diverse research interests.
Featured Horticulture Alumni
Published on January 5, 2022
As a leader in public horticulture, Mike Monterusso has a satisfying career that also allows him to dig in the dirt when needed.
During his horticulture career, Ren developed people, management, and business skills that could be used anywhere
Published on November 23, 2021
Ren Vande Guchte used his horticulture degree to work at and then eventually own an international flower bulb and perennial wholesale company.
Published on September 30, 2021
She followed her Horticulture passion and has a satisfying career path.
Published on August 5, 2021
Her work combines her favorite areas of horticulture: production, plant breeding and seed production.
Published on June 22, 2021
Using his B.S. degree in Horticulture, Tim has traveled around the world collecting tree seeds and enjoys managing the Arboretum's collection of trees and shrubs.