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 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
4 per year

Graduate Certificate in Organic Agriculture – Online

Careers

Earning your organic agriculture graduate certificate online from Oregon State will prepare you for a career in public and nonprofit agricultural and natural resources professions. As a program graduate, you’ll be uniquely positioned to work as a scientist, extension agent, policy-maker, as an executive in the public and private sectors.

Job market outlook

Make a well-informed decision on which degree to pursue online by using the following live job market information from public and private data sources.

A fast-growing sector in need of experts

In the last decade alone, the U.S. organic market has more than doubled in size according to the Organic Trade SectorOrganic sales in the U.S. totaled a record $55 billion in 2019.

The purchase of organic food is driven by a changing system of values, and by becoming an expert in this field, you’ll be able to help meet the demands of a growing population of consumers.

The value of an Oregon State graduate certificate

Growers and food processors nationwide are looking for trained organic agricultural graduates from land-grant universities such as Oregon State because of their academic credibility and their role in organic agricultural research. OSU is one of only three institutions in the nation to hold land, sea, space and sun grant designations.

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