Graduate Certificate in Fisheries Management – Online

As the management and conservation of fisheries and fish habitats becomes increasingly complex, the OSU Ecampus online Graduate Certificate in Fisheries Management program provides students with skills and knowledge in biology, assessment science, and social science that are needed to understand and meet the demands of sustainable fisheries on both national and international fronts. 

The program prepares students to be the link between scientists, decision-makers and stakeholders when handling the multifaceted issues that come with managing recreational and commercial fisheries and fish habitat. Through quality courses, students acquire and practice skills in biology, economy, law and social science as they deal with issues across a wide range of perspectives and disciplines.

Learn from a nationally recognized program

Oregon State University's fisheries program is ranked No. 2 in the nation, and this online graduate certificate is among the first to be offered online. Courses are taught by faculty within the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, and delivered online by OSU Ecampus.

Additionally, the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife is part of OSU's College of Agricultural Sciences, which is recognized as a world-class leader in the industry, ranking eighth in a new international survey of more than 3,000 universities.

Learn. Network. Inspire.

Oregon State is hosting its sixth annual  Natural Resources Leadership Academy (NRLA) June 18-23 and June 26-30 in Corvallis, Oregon.

NRLA brings together professionals and graduate students from across the world to establish connections, enhance leadership skills and learn from experts on timely, relevant topics in today's changing world.

Attend one or both weeks and earn university credits toward your fisheries management graduate certificate.

2017 tracks include:

  • Environmental Politics and Policy
  • Social Aspects of Sustainable Natural Resources
  • Sustainability Assessment
  • Water Conflict Management and Transformation
  • Resilient and Robust Resource Management

Apply your graduate certificate toward a master’s degree

The specialized knowledge you gain through the fisheries management graduate certificate program can serve as a pathway to Oregon State’s 45-credit Master of Natural Resources (MNR) program online.

The 18 credits you earn will satisfy your area of emphasis requirement for MNR, and you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Connect with faculty who can potentially serve as your MNR advisor
  • Bypass the GRE requirement for MNR admission
  • Apply for a change of degree at no cost
  • Smoothly transition into the MNR program as a currently admitted student
  • Meet the preferred requirement for natural resources-related work or volunteer experience

Please note: It’s important that you apply to change your degree program to MNR while you’re a current student in good standing in your graduate certificate program. Visit the Master of Natural Resources admissions page for details.

Benefits of learning online with Oregon State University

  • All classes are developed by OSU's renowned faculty, who are known worldwide for their research, expertise and innovation. 
  • OSU is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
  • Online students receive the same transcripts as on-campus students.
  • Oregon State University is a member of the Natural Resources Distance Learning Consortium (NRDLC), which includes 10 universities who work together to provide more than 300 online courses to agency professionals.
  • Students can study from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection.

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