Credits required
18 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 18 quarter credits are equal to 12 semester credits.
Cost per credit
$560 Cost per credit is calculated using tuition per credit for the current academic year. It does not include associated fees, course materials, textbook expenses, and other expenses related to courses.
Delivery
100% online You can complete all courses 100% online. Some courses may require proctored exams in your local area.
Start terms
3 per year

Graduate Certificate in Fisheries Management – Online

A multidisciplinary approach to tackling multifaceted issues

As the management and conservation of fisheries and fish habitats becomes increasingly complex, Oregon State's online Graduate Certificate in Fisheries Management will provide you with skills and knowledge in biology, assessment science, and social science that are needed to understand and meet the demands of sustainable fisheries on both national and international fronts. 

Tommy Sheridan

Tommy Sheridan earned a fisheries management graduate certificate online, then applied it to his Professional Science Master’s in Fisheries and Wildlife, without ever leaving Alaska. Read more about Tommy »

The program will prepare you to be the link between scientists, decision-makers and stakeholders when handling the multifaceted issues that come with managing recreational and commercial fisheries and fish habitat. Through quality courses, you'll acquire and practice skills in biology, economy, law and social science as you deal with issues across a wide range of perspectives and disciplines.

Learn in a nationally recognized program

Oregon State University's Department of Fisheries and Wildlife is respected worldwide for its expertise, and this graduate certificate is among the first of its kind to be offered online. Courses are taught by department faculty within the and delivered online by OSU Ecampus.

Additionally, 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.

Apply your graduate certificate toward a master’s degree

The specialized knowledge you gain through the fisheries management graduate certificate program can serve as a pathway to Oregon State’s 45-credit online Professional Science Master’s in Fisheries and Wildlife Administration (PSMFWA) degree or online Master of Natural Resources degree.

  • Credits earned while completing your certificate can be applied to either master’s degree
  • Connect with faculty who can potentially serve as your major professor for a master’s program
  • Bypass the GRE requirement for MNR (and possibly PSMFWA) admission
  • Apply to a subsequent master’s program at no cost
  • Smoothly transition into the PSMFWA or MNR program as a currently admitted student

Benefits of learning online with Oregon State University

  • All classes are developed by Oregon State faculty who are known worldwide for their research, expertise and innovation. 
  • OSU is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
  • Online students receive the same transcripts as on-campus students.
  • Oregon State is a member of the Natural Resources Distance Learning Consortium (NRDLC), which includes 10 universities that work together to provide more than 300 courses online to agency professionals.

Questions?

Please contact:

Bruce Dugger, Ph.D
Associate department head, director of online graduate programs
and
Susie Dunham, Ph.D.
Graduate program coordinator, academic advisor, instructor
fw.gradadvising@oregonstate.edu

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