- Bachelor's degree (in any field) in good standing
- A minimum 3.0 GPA preferred
When to apply
This program allows students to start during the fall, winter, spring or summer terms.
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 as a degree-seeking student using the OSU Graduate School’s online application form.
The nonrefundable application fee is $75.
- Submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended.
- Submit a cover letter requesting admission to the certificate program, the letter should provide a statement of objectives, your work or related experience and your career goals.
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).
You DO NOT have to mail AND submit your documents electronically.
NOTE: International applicants must also submit documents and language test scores that are outlined on the graduate admissions international applicants webpage.
If you intend to use the credits earned in this program toward a graduate degree at another university, we recommend you determine the transfer-of-credit policy at that institution.
Current OSU graduate students
If you are interested in earning the graduate certificate in water conflict management, please get advisor guidance and approval by emailing Lynette de Silva. This is required for each student's certificate program of study.
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 SNR 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.
Lynette de Silva, certificate program associate director