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Horticulture, MPSH

Master of Professional Studies in Horticulture, MPSH

Get the Most out of Water

Master Landscape Water Conservation

With an estimated 60% of drinking water in the western U.S. applied to urban landscapes, water conservation is an important issue. USU is the only university with a master's degree focused on urban landscapes for water conservation. As a horticulturalist, you will be given additional skills needed to effectively promote landscape water conservation.

Degree at a Glance

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Estimated Annual Tuition*
*Final tuition and fees may vary on a case by case basis. Please contact the Utah State University registrar’s department, or see the last page in the USU Tuition & Fee schedule for full information regarding tuition and fees.

Career Outlook for Graduates

The goal of the horticulture master's program is to help you become a highly qualified water conservation specialist for various organizations. You can pursue a career as a manager of water conservation gardens, a water-efficient landscape irrigation designer, water-efficient landscape designer, and more. Water conservation specialists work in water districts, cities, counties, or federal agencies.


Median Pay*

  • Conservation Scientist – $61,340

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019

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Why Earn a Horticulture Degree from USU Online

Utah State Universtiy is the only university with a master's degree focused on urban landscape water conservation. This specialty sets you apart from others in the workforce. You will become an expert in water efficient landscaping, sustainable low water landscaping, water law and policy, geographic information systems for natural resource applications, and more. USU Online's delivery system is easy to use and allows you to work on coursework when it's convenient to you.

Utah is a member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) and Utah State University (USU) is an approved SARA institution, which means we adhere to established standards for offering post-secondary e-learning programs in all member states. Please review our state authorizations to see if this program is offered in your state and our process for student complaints against the university.

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Susan Buffler

Susan Buffler
Program Coordinator
(435) 797-5529