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 Water Conflict Management and Transformation – Online

Curriculum

The curriculum in OSU's online Graduate Certificate in Water Conflict Management and Transformation centers on case-based, interactive course and field work to provide an in-depth look at water conflict, conflict transformation and prevention issues and strategies across four distinct and overlapping themes:

  • Water governance
  • Water and ecosystems
  • Water and society
  • Water and economics
Lynette de Silva poses in front of greenery on the Oregon State University campus for a headshot-style photo, framed from her shoulders to the top of her head.

Lynette de Silva is co-director of Oregon State's water conflict management and transformation program. She is looking at history through a new lens, including asking how race played a part in historic disasters. Read about her research into the 1948 Vanport flood.

OSU's academic catalog features curriculum details and a list of available courses that fit into each of the categories below. We also recommend that you visit the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences website for additional curriculum information and details about which courses are offered online.

Required courses (18 credits)

  • Capstone coursework – Choose from one of three approved courses (3)
  • Capstone practicum/internship – Choose from one of two approved courses (3) 
  • Water governance – Choose from one of nine approved courses (3)
  • Water and society – Choose from one of 21 approved courses (3-4)
  • Water and ecosystems – Choose from one of 12 approved courses (3-4)
  • Water and economics – Choose from one of eight approved courses (3)
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