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
3 per year

Graduate Certificate in Urban Forestry – Online

Admissions requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in a natural sciences field, or a social science field plus natural science coursework or work experience.
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA

When to apply

This program allows students to start during the fall, winter or spring terms.

You should have a complete application, including all supporting materials, on file no later than eight weeks prior to the academic term that you intend to start. International students should apply at least 12 weeks in advance.

How to apply

Apply to the OSU Graduate School

Apply as a degree-seeking student using the OSU Graduate School’s online application form. The nonrefundable application fee is $75.

Submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended.

NOTE: Although the Graduate School application is submitted online electronically – and all of the documentation (scores, transcripts, etc.) can be uploaded as attachments – some students may choose to mail their documentation. Accompanying materials can be mailed to the Graduate School (Heckart Lodge, 2900 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis, OR, 97331).

You DO NOT have to mail AND submit your documents electronically.

Apply to the urban forestry program

Submit a cover letter requesting admission to the program including a statement of objectives. If you already have a capstone project in mind, provide a brief description of it in your letter. Also provide a current professional résumé.

Submit three professional references. Provide the names and email addresses of three individuals who will supply letters of reference on your behalf. These individuals will be contacted directly by the OSU Graduate School and asked to independently upload their letters.

NOTE: International applicants must also submit documents and language test scores that are outlined on the graduate admissions international applicants webpage.

Once admitted into the Urban Forestry graduate certificate program, you must:

  • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 each term you are enrolled
  • Complete all required courses

Apply to take courses as a nondegree-seeking student

If you don't want to apply to the OSU Graduate School but would like to take individual classes that are part of the Urban Forestry graduate certificate curriculum, you may apply to OSU as a nondegree-seeking graduate student.

Nondegree-seeking students who may later wish to apply to a graduate degree program should be aware that a maximum of 6 credits earned as a nondegree-seeking student may be transferred to a graduate certificate or degree program. For additional details, please refer to the "Nondegree Status" section of Admission to Oregon State University.

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