Ornamentals, Landscape and Turf, Cert
The program offers a selection of courses focusing on the turf and landscape aspects of horticulture.
The Ornamentals, Landscape, and Turf graduate certificate is a 12 credit hour program designed for Extension horticulturists; golf course superintendents; municipal parks' employees; landscape maintenance professionals; and individuals working in nursery/landscape-oriented garden centers. Core courses provide a solid science background, enabling students to better understand how to manage turf and ornamental areas. This basic knowledge is then interwoven with situation-specific disease, weed, and insect classes to help practitioners advance their management knowledge.
All coursework for this certificate is completed online through Great Plains IDEA consortium.Courses
Find courses at: https://catalog.unl.edu/graduate-professional/programs/grad-cert/#ORLT.
Applying for Admission
Standard requirements for all graduate programs
- Application for Admission with $50 non-refundable application fee.
- Transcripts (unofficial): Uploaded as part of application form.
If International: Uploads must include all college- or university-level transcripts or mark sheets (records of courses and marks earned), with certiﬁcates, diplomas, and degrees plus certiﬁed English translations.
After admission: Official documents are required from all students who are admitted and enroll. Photocopies of certiﬁed records are not acceptable. International students enrolled in other U.S. institutions may have certiﬁed copies of all foreign records sent directly to the Office of Graduate Studies by their current school’s registrar office.
- If applicant’s native language is not English, verification of English proficiency
When sending TOEFL scores, our institution code is 6877 and a department code is not needed.
- If applicant is not a US citizen and expects an F or J visa: financial information.
- Applicants must also fulfill any additional requirements the department specifies at the time of application.
Additional requirements specific to this program
- Academics: GPA of 3.0 or higher (undergraduate and/or graduate)
- Personal Statement: In 1-2 pages, your statement should address the following: 1) your professional goals and career aspirations and specifically what you plan to do with your degree; 2) background experiences, events, and/or education that have influenced your professional goals; 3) how enrolling in this program in this department at Nebraska will assist you in meeting your professional goals.
- Additional Information: Enter a description of any original creative tasks or output related to your discipline.
- Three letters of recommendation
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