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Graduate Certificate in Grassland Management (Great Plains IDEA)

Program Details

Kansas State University’s online graduate certificate in Grassland Management is a 12-credit-hour program that can help students pursue careers in fields such as rangeland management, ranch management, extension education, environmental consulting, and co-op management. 

This program is offered through the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (Great Plains IDEA); regionally accredited schools working in partnership to provide students with online opportunities. Students apply at their school of choice.

The online Grassland Management program is offered through:

  • Kansas State University
  • North Dakota State University
  • Oklahoma State University
  • South Dakota State University
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln


  • Must hold a bachelor’s degree
  • Required supplemental documents, including transcripts.
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Affidavit of financial support
  • English language proficiency (if applicable)

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission