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
$571 Based on current tuition rates. No additional charge for nonresident students. Does not include course materials and associated fees and expenses.
Online You can complete all or nearly all requirements of this program online. View the curriculum.
Start terms
4 per year

Graduate Certificate in Fisheries Management – Online


This is an 18-credit program, at the completion of which you will receive graduate-level university credits and a Graduate Certificate in Fisheries Management from Oregon State University. In addition to a capstone project, the online coursework covers three main areas: fish science and management, human dimensions, and aquatic science, habitat restoration, and management.

Visit OSU's academic catalog for curriculum details.

Required courses (18 credits)

  • FW 506 – Capstone project (3)
  • Human dimensions core – Choose from one of seven approved courses (3-4)
  • Fisheries science and management core – Choose at least one course from ten approved courses (3-4)
  • Aquatic science, habitat restoration, and management – Choose two to four courses of ten approved courses (8-9)

The Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Sciences' fisheries management certificate webpage contains additional information on available courses and other curriculum specifics.

Additional program features

Capstone project

The required capstone project is a synthesis paper or outreach project that you will develop with a mentor from Oregon State, a natural resource agency or your place of employment.


Notice: Oregon State University students may now take part in internships anywhere in the United States. Read more about Ecampus’ authorization and compliance.

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