Landscape Contracting and Management

Landscape Contracting and Management

A landscape contractor is a specialty contractor who provides the materials and services needed to make the landscape architect's project become a reality; and/or to provide the management and maintenance needed to keep the project in prime condition after implementation.


The Landscape Contracting and Management degree is accredited by the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET).


Three internships are required which involve three semester of experiential learning and field experience with an approved landscape contracting company or agency and, under the supervision of a qualified supervisory and oversight of MSU faculty.

Computer Requirements

All students in Landscape Contracting and Management are required to have their own personal computer. Please see the department specific guidelines prior to purchasing a computer.


Scholarships administered by the Department of Landscape Architecture are available for students in various upper level courses majoring in Landscape Architecture and in Landscape Contracting and Management. Deadlines for application are in late spring. Please visit the scholarship page for more information.


According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in May 2009, first-line supervisors and managers of landscaping, lawn service and grounds keeping workers' median annual salary was $40,950. Landscaping contractors fall into this category. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports employment is expected to grow faster than average, and job opportunities should be good.


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Transfer Students

Students may transfer to Mississippi State University from regionally accredited community, junior or senior colleges for any period of enrollment, provided they have earned a 2.0 GPA (as computed by Mississippi State University) on all college courses attempted as well as earned a 2.0 GPA on the 30-hours of core courses. Transfer students should look at the transfer course equivalent guide to determine which courses will transfer.

Landscape Contracting Transfer Guide

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Department of Landscape Architecture
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