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.
100% online You can complete all courses 100% online. Some courses may require proctored exams in your local area.
Start terms
3 per year

Graduate Certificate in Urban Forestry – Online


This is an 18-credit online graduate certificate program, at the completion of which you receive graduate-level university credits and a certificate from Oregon State.

The certificate aligns with the online Master of Natural Resources (MNR) degree program, giving you the option to continue on to the MNR program with the urban forestry certificate credits as your area of emphasis.

Required courses

(14 credits)

  • Urban Forest Planning, Policy, Management (4)
  • Sustainable Natural Resource Development (1)
  • Green Infrastructure (4)
  • Urban Forestry Leadership (2)
  • Urban Forestry Capstone (3)

Elective courses

(4-6 credits total) choose one or two:

  • Ecological Restoration (3)
  • Arboriculture (4)
  • Managing at the Wildland-Urban Interface (3)
  • Environmental Interpretation (4)
  • Consensus and Natural Resources (3)
  • Environmental Site Planning (not available online) (3)
  • Geographic Information Systems (4)
  • Urban Ecosystems (3)
  • Ecosystem Services Ecology, Sociology, Policy or Ecosystem Services (3)

Additional electives may be substituted upon approval of the Certificate Director.

Transfer credits may be used in accordance with Graduate School policies.

If you are currently an admitted student within this program and need to locate a course or register for a class, please visit the online schedule of classes.


Notice: Oregon State University students may now take part in internships anywhere in the United States. Read more about Ecampus’ authorization to operate in your state.

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