Curriculum: Graduate Certificate in Urban Forestry – Online

This is an 18-credit online graduate certificate program, at the completion of which you receive graduate-level university credits and a certificate from Oregon State.

The certificate aligns with the online Master of Natural Resources (MNR) degree program, giving you the option to continue on to the MNR program with the urban forestry certificate credits as your area of emphasis.

Required courses

(14 credits)

  • Urban Forest Planning, Policy, Management (4)  
  • Sustainable Natural Resource Development (1)
  • Green Infrastructure (4)     
  • Urban Forestry Leadership (2)
  • Urban Forestry Capstone (3)

Elective courses

(4-6 credits total) choose one or two:

  • Ecological Restoration (3)
  • Arboriculture (4)     
  • Managing at the Wildland-Urban Interface (3)
  • Environmental Interpretation (4) 
  • Consensus and Natural Resources (3)
  • Environmental Site Planning (not available online) (3)
  • Geographic Information Systems (4)
  • Urban Ecosystems (3)         
  • Ecosystem Services Ecology, Sociology, Policy or Ecosystem Services (3)

Additional electives may be substituted upon approval of the Certificate Director.

Transfer credits may be used in accordance with Graduate School policies.

If you are currently an admitted student within this program and need to locate a course or register for a class, please visit the online schedule of classes.


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