Graduate Certificate in Wildlife Management – Online

This Oregon State University wildlife management graduate certificate prepares you to identify effective solutions to complex wildlife management challenges. You'll gain the knowledge needed to handle many different local, national and international issues in the management of wildlife resources.

This is a flexible program, with a large number of courses that can be tailored to fit your interests. Courses are taught by OSU's faculty and delivered online through Ecampus – a national leader in online education.

The wildlife management graduate certificate will benefit you in three ways:

  • Prepare you to apply to graduate school in a similar discipline.
  • Provide advancement in your current position as a wildlife management professional.
  • Provide graduate course work that can contribute to your qualifications for agency employment or certification by professional societies.

Learn from a nationally recognized program

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. The college ranks eighth in a new international survey of more than 3,000 universities.

Apply your graduate certificate toward a master’s degree

The specialized knowledge you gain through the wildlife 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 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 is considered America's natural resources university and recognized internationally for its research.
  • Students can complete their courses from anywhere in the world with an internet connection.
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