"This master's degree program let us take advantage of the wide resources at Cornell. We could take classes in many different departments, within many different colleges. It is really a strong and deep program."
"The generous funding makes study feasible for many people who might not otherwise consider graduate school."
"This practical master's degree program allowed for the development of skills in addition to academic rigor. It enabled me to develop expertise in the field of public gardens. "
"For me, Plantations has been the key to my career."
"The master’s degree program gave me a really good educational background as well as some practical knowledge. You can tailor the program to your specific interests. You can make the program whatever you want it to be."
"The master’s degree program was a perfect way for me to connect my people interests with my plant interests. I was lucky that graduate program existed where I lived."
"The program was a bridge between my hands-on horticultural experience and my educational experience; I was able to combine those two and then take it even further."
"Public gardens are accessible, they’re everywhere. This program helped me realize the potential gardens have to serve as a venue for environmental education."
"The ties with Cornell, the ties with Plantations staff, and the beautiful surroundings are all things that are really unique to this master’s program."
"I appreciated being able to take courses in so many different fields of my interest, from human resource management, to community education, to curriculum development."