Credits required
20 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 20 quarter credits are equal to 13.33 semester credits.*
Cost per credit
$560 Based on current tuition rates. No additional charge for nonresident students. Does not include course materials and associated fees and expenses.
Delivery
Online You can complete all or nearly all requirements of this program online. View the curriculum.
Start terms
3 per year

Graduate Certificate in Forest and Climate Change – Online

Program faculty

Faculty in the Graduate Certificate in Forests and Climate Change are predominantly associated with Oregon State's well-regarded College of Forestry and are actively engaged in global climate change-related research.

Chris Still

Courses: SNR 506, SNR 511

Chris Still is the director of the forests and climate change certificate program and a professor in the Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society. His research interests focus on forest-atmosphere exchanges of carbon, water, and energy; the impacts of climate change on forest ecosystems; global grassland biogeography; and forest physiology. Learn more »

Glenn Howe

Course: MNR 538

Glenn Howe is an associate professor in the Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society and Director of the Pacific Northwest Tree Improvement Research Cooperative.  Dr. Howe’s research focuses on the breeding, ecological genetics, and genomics of forest trees, including understanding climate-associated patterns of genetic variation, physiological adaptations to climate, and assisted migration. Learn more »

David Perry

Course: SNR 530

David Perry is a professor emeritus of forest ecosystems. His research interests focus on the relationship between ecosystem structure and processes, with particular emphasis on the role of biodiversity in ecosystem stability, including genetic diversity within tree populations, factors influencing herbivory in forests, impacts of harvest and site preparation on soil nutrients and biota, the response of ecosystems to global climate change, and ecosystem management. He is lead author of the textbook "Forest Ecosystems." Learn more »

David Turner

Courses: MNR 550, SNR 540

David Turner is a research professor in the Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society. His research interests include modeling the effects of disturbances on the terrestrial carbon cycle, and simulating climate change impacts on vegetation. He teaches SNR 540 Global Environmental Change as part of the Masters of Natural Resources online program. Learn more »

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