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.
Delivery
Online You can complete all or nearly all requirements of this program online. View the curriculum.
Start terms
3 per year

Admission Requirements: Graduate Certificate in Wildlife Management – Online

Admissions requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent from a regionally accredited college or university, preferably a B.S. degree with basic coursework in biology and ecology. Students with other degrees will be considered, but should demonstrate some experience in a wildlife or conservation field.
  • A minimum of 2.75; 3.0 and above preferred
  • GRE scores are not required

 When to apply

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

You should have a complete application, including all supporting materials, on file no later than one month prior to the academic term that you intend to start. International students should apply at least two months 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. When applying, choose graduate studies and for planned course of study choose wildlife management, Ecampus (online) (certificate).

The nonrefundable application fee is $75.

Submit required documents for Wildlife Management

  1. Submit your official transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended.
  2. 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.
  3. Submit a statement of objectives. You will be asked to answer several questions that will help our admissions team evaluate your application.
  4. Submit your CV or résumé

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

Current OSU graduate students

If you’re already enrolled as a degree-seeking graduate student at Oregon State and would like to pursue the Graduate Certificate in Wildlife Management consult with your major advisor first. If you decide to enroll, please notify the Graduate Certificate in Fisheries Management Program by emailing the program coordinator.

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 wildlife management 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 9 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 graduate status policy.

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