Grasslands Management, Graduate Certificate

Graduate Certificate in Grasslands Management

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

  • Fully Online
  • 12
  • $590.00
  • $590.00

Why Pursue This Program

The online Grasslands Management, Graduate Certificate is designed to provide students with knowledge about the conservation, utilization and sustainability of managed grassland systems. 

Students in this multi-institutional, online Grasslands Management certificate program will learn about the conservation, utilization, and sustainability of managed grassland systems.

Through graduate-level coursework students gain knowledge in: 

  • Pasture and range management
  • Vegetation analysis
  • Root growth and utilization
  • Grassland and wetlands ecology
  • Watershed management
  • Fire ecology
  • Grasslands plants, insects and diseases
  • Basic research and educational programs in grasslands

Additional Certificates:

The University of Nebraska-Lincolns Department of Agronomy and Horticulture offers three graduate certificates in horticulture:

  • Advanced Horticulture
  • Ornamental Landscape and Turf Management
  • Floriculture and Nursery Production Management

The department is able to offer these three certificates as a member of the AG*IDEA Consortium. The Great Plains IDEA is a consortium of 20 universities in the Health Sciences and Agricultural disciplines.

Career Outlook: Grasslands represent a fundamental resource of the region that determines the environmental and economic future of the Great Plains states. Grasslands including rangelands, pasturelands, and hay lands are the principal land resource type in the Great Plains, composing more than 50% of the land surface area. Grasslands need to be managed properly to ensure long-term productivity, maintain or improve grassland diversity and health, minimize undesirable botanical composition shifts, and prevent overgrazing.

An online Grassland Management certificate makes it possible to pursue the following careers:

  • Rangeland Management Specialist/Conservationist government agencies
  • Land Steward private organizations
  • Ranch Manager
  • Extension Educator
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Co-op Manager

What's it like to take a program online?

Quality learning experience

The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.


Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.

Service you expect from a leading University

Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.

About Faculty

University of Nebraska online courses are taught by expert faculty who embody the qualities resulting from research experience and professional/field experience. Students learn from faculty with a variety of backgrounds, many of whom are published researchers in their fields. NU faculty who teach online do so in a way that optimizes learning within the online modality and because technology enables students to access education they may otherwise may not be able to pursue.