Master of Turfgrass Management
The Turfgrass Management program is a specialty track in the Department of Agronomy & Soils at Auburn University. With an enrollment of over 50 students, the track is one of the largest in the department. Students in the major take basic courses in chemistry, biology, plant physiology and soils, and also take special turf-related courses in weed science, plant pathology, entomology and irrigation technology.
Another required part of the major is an Internship at a turf-related enterprise, typically met by working for a golf course, sod farm, landscape company or turfgrass maintenance firm. This degree program is a science-based program with primary emphasis on general turfgrass education, pest management, and soil science. The way turfgrass is managed affects lakes and streams, animals and non-target species, athletes and children who use the turf, and other parts of the environment.
Following graduation, students will understand and respect those potential negative effects. Graduates in Turfgrass Management have a wide range of career options, although most of the graduates do pursue a career as a golf course superintendent. Other graduates manage sod farms, maintain athletic facilities or work for landscape maintenance companies.
Degree Level: Master
Delivery Format: 100% Online
Accreditation & Licensing
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Auburn University is a public, four-year institution of higher education, located in the city of Auburn, Alabama. Originating in 1856 as the East Alabama Male College, Auburn University became the first southern land-grant institution. Today, Auburn University is recognized as a “land, sea, and space” grant university. Auburn awards undergraduate and graduate degrees, including doctoral programs. As part of its mission statement, the “Auburn Spirit” commits to “high-quality” programs of study with continued “development of its research programs.”
Through Auburn Online, students at Auburn University can enroll in distance education undergraduate and graduate degrees, professional credit, and personal enrichment programs.
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