- Bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university
Preferably a B.S. degree with basic course work in biology and ecology
Students with other degrees will be considered, but should demonstrate some experience in a wildlife or conversation field
- A minimum 3.0 GPA for undergraduate work
- At least two years of experience working in a field or organization related to fisheries management preferred
- GRE scores are not required
When to apply
This program allows students to start during the fall, winter, or spring term.
You should have a complete application, including all supporting materials, on file no later than one month prior to the academic term that you intend to start. International students should apply at least two months in advance.
How to apply
Apply to the OSU Graduate School
Apply as a degree-seeking student using the OSU Graduate School’s online application form. When applying, choose graduate studies and for planned course of study choose fisheries management, Ecampus (online) (certificate).
The nonrefundable application fee is $75.
Submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended.
NOTE: Although the Graduate School application is submitted online electronically – and all of the documentation (scores, transcripts, etc.) can be uploaded as attachments – some students may choose to mail their documentation. Accompanying materials can be mailed to the Graduate School (300 Kerr, Corvallis, OR, 97331).
Submit required documents for Fisheries Management
Submit three professional references. Provide the names and email addresses of three individuals who will supply letters of reference on your behalf. These individuals will be contacted directly by the OSU Graduate School and asked to independently upload their letters.
Submit a statement of objectives – a one-page document that includes your reasons for pursuing the certificate program, long-range plans and specific areas of interest.
Submit your CV or résumé
NOTE: International applicants must also submit documents and language test scores that are outlined on the graduate admissions international applicants webpage.
Current OSU graduate students
If you’re already enrolled in the OSU Graduate School and would like to pursue the Graduate Certificate in Fisheries Management consult with your major advisor first. If you decide to enroll, please notify the Graduate Certificate in Fisheries Management Program by emailing the program assistant.
Apply to take courses as a nondegree-seeking student
If you don’t want to apply to the OSU Graduate School but would like to take individual classes that are part of the fisheries management graduate certificate curriculum, you may apply to OSU as a nondegree-seeking graduate student.
Nondegree-seeking students who may later wish to apply to a graduate degree program should be aware that a maximum of 6 credits earned as a nondegree-seeking student may be transferred to a graduate certificate or degree program. For additional details, please refer to the nondegree graduate status policy.
For admissions questions, please contact:
Fisheries and Wildlife graduate advising