testpage2

Career Paths

Current PhD student Lisa Wasko Deveter working on cranberry research
Current PhD student Lisa Wasko Deveter working on cranberry research

Students with graduate degrees in horticulture have a variety of career opportunities.

The degree serves as an excellent preparation for careers in: research, food production, industry, plant nurseries, biotechnology, conservation or policy work at state and federal agencies, international agricultural research centers, community supported agriculture, public gardens and parks, landscaping, urban agriculture, greenhouse cultivation, teaching, extension and community based educational work, and the health sciences.

Graduates can also open their own business enterprises such as fruit or vegetable production, landscape design/build and maintenance companies, nurseries, greenhouses and garden centers.

HealthPotato_sorting09_9278

In addition, many Horticultural graduates go on to work in public sector jobs including, city and state positions with the Department of Natural Resources, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, and University of Wis