Rutgers Professional Golf Turf Management School:
Two-Year Certificate Program

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NOTICE: The Fall 2021 and Winter 2022 sessions of our 2-Year Certificate Program will be conducted online. Students who attend either of these online sessions will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on training activities and field trips during their second 10-week session, which we plan to conduct on campus in Fall 2022 and Winter 2023 respectively - federal, state, and university safety regulations permitting. Learn more.

To apply for The Rutgers Professional Golf Turf Management School's Two-Year Certificate Program, you must submit all of the items below. Only when ALL pieces of your application are received will it be reviewed by the Admissions Board.

  1. A completed application form. You can fill out the online application or print and mail or fax us the print application.  

  2. A $50 non-refundable application fee.  You can pay your application fee online by credit card (VISA, American Express, MasterCard, or Discover) or you can mail in a money order or certified check (personal checks not accepted) made payable to Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
  1. A letter of intent describing your education/work experience and why you are applying to The Rutgers Professional Golf Turf Management School. This letter can be a few paragraphs or a few pages in length as long as it introduces you as a potential student.

  2. Two (2) letters of recommendation from your current or past supervisors describing your duties, responsibilities and potential for success in our program.

  3. A current resumé or CV.

  4. A copy of your high school and college (if applicable) transcript(s) or a copy of your GED certificate. (A PDF copy submitted via email is preferred.)


All letters should be directed to the Admissions Board. You can submit each item separately or as a complete package. Again, only when ALL pieces of an application are received will it be reviewed by the Admissions Board. 

The preferred method of submitting your application items is by emailing them as PDF attachments to Program Coordinator Laura Boyd at laura.boyd@rutgers.edu.

If you are not able to send your application items via email, you can fax them to 732-932-8726 or mail them to:

The Rutgers Professional Golf Turf Management School
Admissions Board
102 Ryders Lane
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8519


If you have any questions or need more information about the application process, feel free to contact Program Coordinator Laura Boyd via email (laura.boyd@rutgers.edu) or phone (848-932-7184).