Winter School is an excellent choice for professionals who seek to expand their knowledge and practical skills. The program is also uniquely suited for those who want to advance in their career, but cannot schedule a two- or four-year program, as well as career changers who want to enter the field of turf management.
Students are immersed in an intensive, full-time program scheduled Monday through Friday for seven weeks. UMass Amherst faculty and distinguished guests lead a combination of classroom, laboratory, group project and discussion activities. Close-knit classes offer an opportunity to learn from the experiences of fellow students and to form relationships that will last a lifetime. A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to those who satisfactorily complete the program requirements. Enrollment is limited. A high school diploma or GED is required for admission.
For complete program information and application instructions, refer to our Winter School page.
The application deadline is September 19, 2014 for international students. For all others the deadline is October 17, 2014 (or later pending availability of seats).