Grassland Management Graduate Certificate

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In an age of rapid climate change, it’s important for our society to have good stewards of the land. If you’re up for the challenge, then this certificate is a great fit for you. By taking relevant courses – including grassland plant identification, grassland monitoring & assessment, and grassland ecology – you’ll be ready to tackle many environmental issues such as overgrazing, undesirable botanical composition shifts, and water quality degradation. Interested in a Master of Science degree? The courses in the certificate can be applied toward a master’s degree!

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Great Plains AG*IDEA Program

We are able to offer this certificate through our partnership with Kansas State University, North Dakota State University, Oklahoma State University, and South Dakota State University via the Great Plains AG*IDEA program.

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Spring Semester
(Jan. – May)

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Apply by October 1

Summer Semester
(May – Aug.)

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Apply by February 15

Fall Semester
(Aug. – Dec.)

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Apply by May 15


Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in agronomy or a closely related field, with a GPA of 2.8+
  • One semester of plant science or botany

The one semester of plant science/botany requirement can be met by having successfully completed the course (or an equivalent course) or by testing out of the course.

Applicants who do not meet the 2.8 GPA requirement may not be admitted for admission. It is recommended that applicants enroll in program-related courses to raise their GPA before applying.

Ready to Apply?

In addition to meeting the admissions requirements for your program of study, we require an official application for admission (along with a $50 non-refundable application processing fee), official transcripts from all institutions attended, a curriculum vitae or resume, a personal statement, and three professional letters of recommendation.

For international students, a TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based) or 79 (internet-based) or an IELTS score of 6.5 is also required.

Courses. 100% Online.

As part of the Great Plains AG*IDEA program, the Grassland Management Graduate Certificate is offered through completely online courses at various reputable universities, allowing you to create a unique online learning experience that fits your schedule.

Grassland Management Certificate Courses
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