Grassland Management

Graduate Certificate Program Summary


The Grassland Management graduate certificate is a 12 credit hour program designed for current and future grassland professionals--managers, advisers and conservationists--and others who want to increase their knowledge about the conservation, utilization and sustainability of managed grassland systems.

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.

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Graduate Chair
Dr. Keenan Amundsen

Certificate Advisor
Dr. Walt Schacht

Distance Education Coordinator
Leah Sandall

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Application checklist and deadlines

1. Required by Graduate Studies

2. Required by the department

  • 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
  • Minimum English proficiency: Paper TOEFL 550, Internet TOEFL 79, IELTS 6.5
Application deadline
Rolling admission; contact the department for more information.

This summary page is maintained by Graduate Studies.
For additional details check out the dept./program website: Grassland Management.

Departments: Have an update for this summary? Contact Kurt Mueller.