M.Sc. On Campus

Horticulture emphasis - Urban Food Systems

Kansas State University

24 months
21524 USD/year
21524 USD/year
11856 USD/year
Tuition fee
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This Horticulture emphasis - Urban Food Systems specialization at Kansas State University will prepare professionals for positions such as director/program managers in not-for-profit organizations, city governments or extension programs in urban districts facilitating community gardens, urban farming, farmers markets, or farm-to-school programs.


The Horticulture emphasis - Urban Food Systems specialization from Kansas State University places an emphasis on sustainable agriculture, project management, and grant writing, in addition to having a solid foundation in horticultural science and food crop production.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completing the M.S. program students will be able to demonstrate their

  • knowledge and competence in specific areas, issues, and problems in Urban Agriculture, Urban Food Systems, or related areas
  • knowledge in allied and relevant areas of Urban Agriculture to foster creativity and problem-solving skills
  • ability for critical and independent thinking in analyzing information and identifying valid scientific problems
  • ability to plan, design and develop strategies to solve problems using sound scientific methodologies
  • ability to conduct scientific investigation to solve problems and accomplish the set objectives (Thesis Option)
  • ability to effectively communicate in various formats and settings
  • awareness of ethical and professional conduct and responsibility to profession and community

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Horticulture Graduate Seminar
  • Research Methods and/or Scientific Writing
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Urban Agriculture
  • Urban Food Production Practicum
  • Horticulture Graduate Seminar

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission Application for Graduate School online.
  • Statement of Purpose (1-2 pages) describing your interest in urban food systems, your interest in conducting applied research, and working under real-world circumstances. Please make it clear in your cover letter and statement of purpose that you are applying to the Urban Food Systems specialization. The Statement of Purpose is an important component of your application.
  • Three letters of recommendation from former/current professors, employers, or other professionals in a position to evaluate your potential for graduate study.
  • Transcripts for all college course work. Students whose transcripts are not in English must furnish an English translation by an appropriate authority.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21524 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21524 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    21524 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21524 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    11856 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11856 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Manhattan

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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