Graduate Certificate Program Summary
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Kansas State University, Iowa State University, and the University of Missouri (Columbia) have been collaborating on grasslands management distance education courses as part of the multi-institutional USDA-funded Higher Education Challenge grant. The overarching project goal of the grant is to establish a multi-state agricultural consortium to develop and deliver high-priority collaborative distance education program in the food and agricultural sciences.
There is a history of excellence in grassland research and education at the institutions collaborating on the Grasslands Management Graduate Certificate Program. The graduate certificate is designed to provide students a knowledge base in pasture and range management; vegetation analysis, root growth, and utilization; grassland and wetlands ecology; watershed management; fire ecology; grassland plants, insects and diseases; and basic research and educational programs in grasslands.
Application checklist and deadlines
Required by the Office of Graduate Studies
- Application for Graduate Admission for a graduate certificate objective
- $50 non-refundable application processing fee
- One set of transcripts, uploaded to MyRED (see upload requirements)
- If your native language is not English: verification of English proficiency
- If you are not a US citizen and you hold an F1 visa: concurrent admission to a degree program, because a certificate alone is not sufficient for F1 status
See also: steps to admission.
Required by the department for this certificate
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited 4-year college
- GPA of 2.8 or higher on a 4.0 scale (undergraduate and/or graduate)
- Letter of intent
- Resume or vita
- Three letters of recommendation
- If applicant's native language is not English, verification of English proficiency
Application deadlineRolling admission; contact the department for more information.
Core Courses (Required)AGRO 847: Grassland Fire Ecology (3 credits)
AGRO 848: Grassland Monitoring & Assessment (2 credits)
AGRO 851: Grassland Plant Identification (2 credits)
Elective Courses (Choose 2)AGRO 843: Ecology of Invasive Species (3 credits)
AGRO 846: Principles of Forage Quality & Evaluation for Grazing Livestock (3 credits)
AGRO 849: Watershed Management in Grasslands (3 credits)
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