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Advanced Silviculture for the Practicing ForesterGraduate Certificate

How to Apply

Application Deadlines

Fall semester April 1

Start your application online and upload materials directly into the online system. You can save your progress and return any time.

Important note: Both your application and all supporting documentation (transcripts, statement of purpose, etc.) must arrive by the application deadline.

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1Review Admission Requirements

This graduate certificate requires that students have a bachelor’s degree in forestry, natural resources, or another related field from a regionally accredited institution. Applicants without a related degree but with significant forestry experience may also be considered.

2 Prepare Application Materials

Statement of purpose

Your statement should be written in 12-point font, double-spaced, and address the following:

  • What do you hope to learn from this certificate program, and how do you think it will benefit your career? (Please limit response to <300 words.)
  • What do you anticipate being the biggest challenges to your participation in and successful completion of this online graduate certificate program? What is your plan for addressing these challenges? (Please limit response to <300 words.)
  • The Graduate Certificate in Advanced Silviculture for the Practicing Forester requires participants to complete group work and actively contribute to discussions in their classes. What is your experience collaborating on teams, and what do you value most in a “team member?” (Please limit response to <300 words.)

3 Complete Online Application

Complete the online graduate application and pay the nonrefundable application processing fee (payable online). As soon as you have completed the required information, please submit your application. You do not need to wait for recommendations or transcripts to move your application forward. Note: All application materials must be received by the application deadline.

  • Select “Advanced Silviculture for the Practicing Forester (Certificate) – Distance” when choosing the Program of Study. (Note: You must first select "Certificate" at the top.)

4 Request Transcripts

Request one official transcript from the institution where you earned your bachelor's degree. Transcripts must be received directly from the originating institution to be considered official. Transcripts from Colorado State University are not required.

Electronic (preferred):
Digital Transcripts must be submitted by the originating institution using a secure service such as parchment, eScrip-Safe, the National Student Clearinghouse, or e-Quals. Transcripts received via emails are considered unofficial.

Use institution code 4075 for Colorado State University or if the secure service requires an email address.

Mail (if necessary):
Graduate Admissions
Colorado State University – Office of Admissions
1062 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1062

Check Your Application Status

View your application status at any time to ensure your application checklist is complete or to check on updates.

Once your complete application, including supporting materials, is received, the department admission committee will review your application and notify you of their decision.

For International Applicants

Proof of English language proficiency is required for applicants from countries or United States territories where there are official languages other than (or in addition to) English. This includes the U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and Puerto Rico.

Learn more about English language proficiency requirements.