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 National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP).


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.


Students may apply for university, college and departmental scholarships through one application. You can find the scholarship application once you logon to myState. Under the banner tab, select Financial Aid and Scholarships. The application is listed as Submit/Revise General Scholarship Application.


According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in May 2017, first-line supervisors and managers of landscaping, lawn service and grounds keeping workers' mean annual wage was $50,200. Landscaping contractors fall into this category.


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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.

Academic Common Market

Residents of Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Maryland may attend Mississippi State University and major in Landscape Contracting and Management at in-state tuition rates through the Academic Common Market. Find out more about the Academic Common Market. States offering this opportunity are subject to change.

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