Graduate Certificate in Water Conflict Management – Online

Now accepting students for winter 2017. Classes start Jan. 9.

The 18-credit online graduate certificate provides in-depth training to enhance your career in water governance and help you implement strategies that impact our ecosystems, society and economics.

Program graduates are able to address and facilitate hydrodiplomacy, conflict resolution, public participation, strategic planning, finance administration and public policy and law.

This program is offered by the OSU's College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, and delivered online through OSU Ecampus. It also enjoys the strong support of the Institute for Water and Watersheds (IWW), the hub for water-related research at OSU; and UNESCO's PCCP (from Potential Conflict to Cooperation Potential) program.

Benefits of an Oregon State University online program

  • All classes are developed by Oregon State's renowned faculty, who are known worldwide for their research, expertise and innovation in natural resources and science fields.
  • OSU is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
  • Online students receive the same credits as on-campus students, and credits transfer to most higher education institutions.
  • 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 complete their courses from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection.

Apply your graduate certificate toward a master’s degree

Graduate Certificate - Pathway to MNR Play

Justin Zweifel applied credits earned from his water conflict management graduate certificate toward his MNR degree.

In addition to the specialized knowledge you gain through the water conflict management graduate certificate program, the 18 credits you earn will satisfy your area of emphasis requirement for Oregon State’s 45-credit Master of Natural Resources (MNR) program.

Admission to a graduate certificate program does not guarantee admission to the MNR program. However, if you successfully complete the water conflict management graduate certificate with a GPA above 3.0, you can apply for a “Change of Degree” and be admitted to the MNR program.

In addition, completing the graduate certificate allows you to:

  • Connect with faculty who can potentially serve as your MNR advisor
  • Bypass the GRE requirement for MNR admission
  • Meet the natural resources-related work or volunteer experience preference

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