Learn from a Leader in Turfgrass Education — Online

Penn State World Campus degrees and certificates are identical to those earned on campus and taught by the same respected faculty. The convenient online format gives you the flexibility to balance work and family responsibilities while pursuing the high-quality education you need to advance your career.

Turfgrass Degrees

Turfgrass Management (Master of Professional Studies)
Refine your turfgrass technology skills or gain the business and project management skills you need to move your turf career forward. This program allows students to focus their electives on turfgrass science or business while learning how to manage the day-to-day challenges of running a turfgrass facility.
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Turfgrass Science (Bachelor of Science)
Sharpen your skills in business management and communications as you build a strong foundation in contemporary turfgrass management. This program's integrated curriculum can help you take your turf career to the next level.
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Turfgrass Science and Management (Associate in Science)
Learn to plan and implement projects, communicate effectively, conduct training programs, and manage finances in this program designed for those interested in or already working in the turf industry.
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Certificates

Turfgrass Management, Advanced (Undergraduate Certificate)
Build upon your existing skills and explore more advanced turfgrass topics such as pest management, turfgrass cultural systems, turfgrass edaphology, and case studies in turfgrass management.
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Turfgrass Management, Basic (Undergraduate Certificate)
Gain foundational knowledge of turfgrass maintenance practices, soil science, and pest management methods. Whether you work in golf course maintenance, professional lawn care, grounds maintenance, sod production, sales and service, athletic field maintenance, or research support, this program can help you excel in your career.
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GCSAA Credits

The credits you receive for your Penn State turfgrass courses may be used toward Golf Course Superintendents Association of America education points to meet entry and/or renewal requirements for Class A and/or Certified Golf Course Superintendent (CGCS) status. In addition, GCSAA education points earned by members through attendance at the National GIS Education Conference and Golf Industry Show seminars may satisfy some requirements of the turfgrass undergraduate degrees or certificates.