University of Nebraska - Lincoln

College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources

Grassland Management, Certificate



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Grassland Management

Format: Online

Program Description:

Grasslands need to be managed properly to prevent overgrazing, minimize undesirable botanical composition shifts, maintain or improve grassland health, and ensure long-term productivity. The multi-institutional Grasslands Management Certificate program will teach students that what is done to the grassland now will determine its future.

The purpose of the 12 credit hour program is to provide current and future grassland professionals (i.e., managers, advisers, and conservationists) and others with distance education opportunities that lead to a graduate certificate in grasslands management.

Grasslands (including rangelands, pasturelands, and haylands) are the principal land resource type in the Great Plains, comprising more than 50% of the land surface area. Grasslands represent a fundamental resource of the region that determines the environmental and economic future of the Great Plains states.

Faculty members from six cooperating Great Plains universities have developed online graduate courses in grassland management. The courses cover a diversity of topics and provide the subject matter needed by students wanting to develop their expertise in grassland management.


The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, one of six regional accrediting agencies. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has been continuously accredited since 1913.

International Student Requirements:

Paper TOEFL 550, Internet TOEFL 79 If you are not a US citizen and you expect to hold an F or J visa: financial resource information

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 12

Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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