Sport & Commercial Turf Management

Program Contact

Dr. John N. Rogers, III
Program Coordinator
Department of Plant, Soil, and Microbial Sciences
160A Plant and Soil Sciences Building
East Lansing, MI 48824
Office 517-355-0271 ext. 1136

This is a 19-month undertaking with new students entering in the Fall Semester.  It has a nationwide reputation as being the best turf management program not geared directly towards golf.  The program has a challenging curriculum and is designed to enable you to successfully launch into a rewarding career.

For more information visit the Department of Plant, Soil, and Microbial Sciences.

You can download MSU_Inst_StadiumTurf_final.pdf to learn more.

Students in the program will have the opportunity to do an internship with some of the most successful people in the turf industry between their first and second years.  These are paid internships that last for approximately five months.  Here are a few examples of internship opportunities.

Baltimore Orioles Los Angeles Dodgers Albion College Arbor Lawn
Baltimore Ravens Louisville Bats Michigan State University Davey Sports Turf
Boston Red Sox Minnesota Twins Northwestern University DeBuck Sod Farm
Detroit Lions Philadelphia Phillies Northern Michigan University Grand Traverse Resort
Detroit Tigers San Francisco Giants University of Michigan Spartan Irrigation
Dicks Sporting Goods Park Texas Rangers University of Notre Dame Tender Lawn Care
Gary South Shore Rail Birds West   Michigan White Caps The Brickman Group
Green Bay Packers Winston-Salem Warthogs Home Depot
Indianapolis Indians Turfgrass America
Lansing Lugnuts

Open the following document for the Sports & Commercial Turfgrass Management Curriculum

Sports Turf Program Curriculum_102613.pdf

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