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
$538 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 courses online. Some courses may require proctored exams in your local area.
Start terms
4 per year

Graduate Certificate in Water Conflict Management and Transformation – Online


Students will receive graduate-level university credits and a certificate upon successful completion of this online program. With approval, these online courses may be transferred and used in association with other graduate degree programs at Oregon State University.

18 total credits required

Capstone Course Work (3 credits required)

  • WRP 521 - Water Conflict Management and Transformation (3) (Graduate stand-alone course)

Capstone Practicum / Internship (3 credits required)

  • WRP 509 - Practicum (3) (Graduate stand-alone course)
  • WRP 510 - Internship (3) (Graduate stand-alone course)

Water Governance (3 credits required)

  • GEOG 540 - Water Resources Management in the U.S (3)
  • GEOG 541 - International Water Resources Management (3)
  • PS 575 - Environmental Politics and Policy (4)

Water and Society (3 credits required)

  • PS 577 - International Environmental Politics and Policy (4)
  • SNR 520 - Social Aspects of Sustainable Natural Resources (3) (Graduate stand-alone course)
  • SOC 581 - Society and Natural Resources (4)
  • SOC 580 - Environmental Sociology (4)

Water and Ecosystems (3 credits required)

  • FW 579 - Wetlands and Riparian Ecology (3)
  • MNR 511 - Introduction to sustainable Natural Resources (3) (Graduate stand-alone course)
  • SNR 540 - Global Environmental Change (3) (Graduate stand-alone course)
  • SNR 530 - Ecological Principles of Sustainable Natural Resources (3) (Graduate stand-alone course)

Water and Economics (3 credits required)

  • AEC 534 - Environmental and Resource Economics (3) (Graduate stand-alone course)
  • SNR 521 - Economics of sustainable Natural Resource Management (3) (Graduate stand-alone course)
  • WRP 523 -  Environmental Water Transactions (3) (Graduate stand-alone course)

Students will be required to take a minimum of 50 percent graduate-level stand-alone courses. The remaining credits may be the 500 component of 400/500 slash courses.

Only online course options in the Water Conflict Management and Transformation curriculum are listed above. For additional on-campus course options, visit the main Program in Water Conflict Management and Transformation website.


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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