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Business and Science - Horticulture and Turfgrass Science, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
University rank #262 (QS) , NJ,
The Business and Science - Horticulture and Turfgrass Science program from Rutgers University prepares students to work in fields where an applied knowledge of horticulture is needed. The concentration is designed to prepare students to work as private consultants or to be directly hired by institutions to design, manage, and provide direct services related to horticulture.  


The concentration is designed to prepare students to work as private consultants or to be directly hired by institutions to design, manage, and provide direct services related to horticulture.  


Students with an Master of Business and Science - Horticulture and Turfgrass Science from Rutgers University can haves careers in agriculture, landscape, nurseries, green industry, biotechnology, managerial positions in commercial horticulture, turf management (sports turf management) as well as horticulture management for parks and gardens. Additionally, there are positions related to health and wellness including horticultural therapy, medicinal plants and neutraceuticals.


The Rutgers name is recognized everywhere, and a Rutgers degree makes a great first impression. We’ve built our academic reputation on solid accomplishments:

  • Rutgers is a member—so are Harvard, Yale, and Berkeley—of the prestigious Association of American Universities, the 61 leading research universities in North America.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Horticultural Topics
  • Fine & Sports Turf
  • Advanced Plant Physiology
  • Applied Plant Science Statistics
  • Plant Disease Clinic or Principles of Plant Pathology
  • Plant Biology Graduate: Non-thesis Study
  • Case Studies in Horticulture & Turfgrass Applications
  • Principles of Finance and Accounting  
  • Marketing Asses. /CMD Marketing
  • Principles of Communication & Professional Development for Science & Technology Management 
  • Ethics for Science & Technology Management 
  • Colloquium in Professionalism for Science & Technology Management 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Credits
    43 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A bachelors degree with a science/math/engr major from an accredited university, and a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Official Transcripts (Scanned copies WILL NOT be accepted. Transcripts must be sealed and sent to the graduate admissions office at the time of applying. 
  • GRE exam (may be waived with 5 yrs U.S work experience)
  • We use three factors in determining admission: GRE, GPA(undergrad), and Work Experience. While work experience is not mandatory for admission (except for the engineering management concentration), we do take it  under consideration.
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement.
  • Resume 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1221 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1221 USD per credit and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    896 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 896 USD per credit and a duration of 18 months.
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Living costs for Camden

  • 832 - 2050 USD/month
    Living Costs

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