Urban forestry involves the planning, planting, and management of trees and related vegetation in and around cities. The urban forest is made up of the mosaic of the planted landscape and native forest remnants left behind as cities have developed.

Urban forestry is an academic discipline that is related to Forestry, Horticulture, Urban Planning, Landscape Architecture, and Land Use Planning. Urban foresters work in municipal governments, non-profit organizations, other public agencies, and the private sector.

Students in the Urban Forestry Certificate Program complete 14 required credits, and take one or two elective courses resulting in a combined credits total of between 18 and 20 depending on the electives selected.

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Admissions Requirements

Admit Term
  • Fall Term
  • Winter Term
  • Spring Term
Required Tests


GRE scores are not required unless the student is enrolling in the Master of Natural Resources degree program using the Graduate Certificate in Urban Forestry as a basis.

English Language Requirements ?

English language requirements for international applicants to this program are the same as the standard Graduate School requirements.

Additional Requirements

Application Process

Please review the graduate school application process and Apply Online.

Please attach a CV or resume to the application system.

Please send one official transcript from each prior college to the Graduate School.


Dates & Deadlines ?

Admissions Deadline

You should have a complete application, including all supporting materials, on file no later than eight weeks prior to the academic term that you intend to start. International students should apply at least 12 weeks in advance.

MAIS Participation

This program is not offered as a MAIS field of study.

AMP Participation ?

This program does not participate in the Accelerated Master's Platform (AMP)