Careers and Outcomes

Checking grape vine growth

Take root in a field you love

The plant science graduate program prepares you to work in a variety of careers that directly work with or are associated with the production, management and use of plants. With the skills and knowledge you gain through the plant science program, you are prepared for careers in the following areas:

  • Agribusiness
  • Biotechnology
  • Crop, fruit and vegetable production and protection
  • Environmental preservation
  • Extension education
  • Landscape management
  • Nursery and seed production
  • Research
  • Teaching
  • Wine production

Doctoral studies

You may also choose to continue your educational and research pursuits by applying to PhD programs upon graduation. With a doctorate degree, you will have the skills and credentials for working as a professor, research specialist or even a consultant.

Missouri State Career Center

To help you prepare and search for jobs, the Missouri State Career Center provides a database of current openings, tips for preparing your résumé and on-campus interview opportunities. The Career Center also compiles information about what you can do with a plant science degree.