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

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

Sports Turf Program Curriculum_102613.pdf

Gainful Employment Disclosure

To see courses required for this program, visit the Sport and Commercial Turfgrass Management certificate listing in the MSU course catalog.