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.
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


With 80% of the US population living in cities, the demand for urban foresters who can help cities maintain a livable environment will only increase.

Careers in urban forestry

Advance your career

Whether you are a city forester, a state forestry agency urban forestry staff member, an urban forestry consultant, or staff member of a tree planting non-profit, the urban forestry certificate will help you enhance your professional development and advance your career options. And this program is offered entirely online, it is geared toward working professionals who want to continue in their career while also pursuing advanced education.

Career advancement opportunities for people holding the Graduate Certificate in Urban Forestry may include:

  • Urban and community forestry program manager
  • City forester or city arborist
  • Urban natural resource or land use planner
  • Community involvement or neighborhood tree planting coordinator
  • Executive director of an urban forestry non-profit
  • Community assistance forester
  • Urban forestry supervisor
  • Tree planting coordinator

The Oregon State University Career Development Center is also a great resource for career information.


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