Alumni Placement

Where are our Undergrad and Grad Alumni?


The annual salary range for entry-level graduates in plant science and related fields: $25,000-$45,000/year (CFAES survey).  70% of our undergraduates and many of our MS grads go on to graduate school.  Others work in research labs or the private sector.

  • Ohio State, Purdue University, University of Minnesota, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Missouri, University of New Hampshire, Kansas State
  • Corteva Agriscience - The Scotts Miracle-Gro Co.  -  Syngenta Crop Protection - BASF
  • Research laboratories at Ohio State
  • OSU Extension
  • Ohio Department of Agriculture
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Clemson - University of Tennessee
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific  -  Chemtura  -  Advanced Turf Solutions  - Fertilizer services
  • Silliker  -  Nestle  -  Great Lakes Cheese

We have a strong placement record of students with in academia, USDA ARS, other government agencies, and in management level positions in private industry.  Our alumni have excellent records of career achievements.

MS and PhD Graduates

  • Ohio State - several of our graduates work in research laboratories and programs in the Department of Plant Pathology, OSU Extension, and across the university
  • Ohio Department of Agriculture
  • Faculty and postdoctoral positions at Texas A&M, Rutgers University, Virginia Tech, University of Florida, Purdue University, University of New Hampshire, University of Illinois, Cornell University, Clemson, University of Georgia, University of Puerto Rico, Auburn University, Washington State, Washington Univ. (Missouri), University of Arkansas, University of Tennessee, Hampton University, Morehouse College, University of Minnesota
  • In federal and state agencies: USDA ARS centers across the country, USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Army Corps of Engineers, National Institutes of Health, Sandia National Laboratories, Missouri Department of Conservation
  • In the private sector: Seminis, The Scotts Co., Davey Tree, Advanced Turf Solutions, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Co., Syngenta Crop Protection, Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research, Bioworks, Corteva Agriscience, The Davey Tree Expert Co., Bayer, and others
  • Across the world - Yeditepe University (Turkey); Kasetsart University (Thailand); Army Polytechnic Institute (Quito, Ecuador); John Innes Centre (United Kingdom), Universidad Autonoma Chapingo (Mexico), University of Dundee Scottish Crop Research Institute (Scotland), Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University (Turkey), National Banana Research Center (Uganda), Ain Shams University (Egypt), University of British Columbia (Canada), Adnan Menderes (Turkey), Colegio de Postgraduados (Mexico), Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • RUFORUM, Uganda