The certificate program will offer courses from diverse, interdisciplinary background, emphasizing sustainability; resource management; crop eco-physiology; environmental nutrient and water management. Students will be able to describe and analyze the interactions of production agriculture and the natural environment. Completion of the certificate will provide the students an understanding of current global issues related to agriculture and production systems and valuable skills for a future profession in the agricultural sciences. Please visit this link for more information.
The certificate is awarded by the University of Florida and also designated on student's UF transcript.
Courses are offered online for distance students, or for classroom + online for students on a campus.
The program maintains the high academic standards of the University of Florida. The Certificate Programs are designed for scientists, extension agents, consultants and others for professional development and continued education.
Tuition is calculated by a combination of residency status, location relative to the main campus, and degree-seeking status. Those enrolled in the “online/self-funded MS degree” are coded to match a flat tuition rate of $565 per credit hour or less. Those enrolled as non-degree seeking students and coded as “Certificate” (taking courses online) are charged a flat tuition rate of $542.57 per credit hour. Students on a campus may view tuition on the UF Bursar’s website.
Applicants must have an earned bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent. Two biology, two chemistry, and one plant science course will satisfy the prerequisite for nearly all the graduate courses.It is not necessary to be admitted to the Graduate School to earn a certificate, but students who later enroll in a graduate program may petition to transfer up to 15 UF graduate-level credit hours (grade B or better) to their graduate degree program. All students are required to maintain a GPA of 3.0; grades earned below “C” are failing grades and factor into the overall GPA. Certificate completion is evaluated on satisfying the minimum core and elective courses with passing grades, a GPA of 3.0 and passing a comprehensive final exam on the core courses. In final term of certificate registration, the student must apply for certificate completion by the UF Graduate School’s posted deadlines on its academic calendar.
Prerequisites and Computer Requirements
Prior to enrolling in any course, the student must ensure that either the prerequisites for the course, if any, have been met, or he or she must obtain approval from the course instructor to waive the requirement. Students must have a PC with access to the internet and a UF Gatorlink account. High-speed connections to the internet are a prerequisite.
The application deadlines for certificates:
July 1 for Fall Admission
November 1 for Spring Admission
Start your application for a Graduate Certificate - Submit an online application for a graduate certificate www.admissions.ufl.edu
Upload an unofficial transcript showing awarding of Bachelor's degree and a resume.
It is required that you have your previous University send an official transcript as soon as possible after applying to School Code 5812 UF Office of Graduate Admissions. You will not be merged into the Registrar's system to receive a registration appointment until the official transcript has been received.
Read More about certificate choices and curriculum on the Agroecology website.
For assistance or questions with the graduate program, please contact:
Theresa Martin; 352-294-1590