Non-credit Participation Option

Interested individuals may opt to take any or all Graduate Certificate courses as a non-credit option. Non-credit participants do not earn academic credit, but coursework is offered at a reduced rate and does not require a formal application process. A digital certificate of completion is provided for successful participation in individual courses, and non-credit learners who complete all three courses earn a digital Professional Certificate in Forest Carbon Science, Policy, and Management from the MSU Forest Carbon and Climate Program.

How to Participate in Non-credit Courses

  1. Navigate to the Department of Forestry Non-credit Courses
  2. Find and register for your chosen graduate certificate course:
    1. Forest Carbon Policy, Economics, and Finance  (Offered Fall Semester)
    2. Human Dimensions of Forest Carbon Management  (Offered Spring Semester)
    3. Measurement and Monitoring of Forest Carbon  (Offered Spring Semester)
  1. Follow the prompts to purchase the course.
  2. You will receive a purchase confirmation email with information on next steps and course access. 

For additional information, please contact us at forestc@msu.edu

 
For-Credit Graduate Course Participation
Non-Credit Graduate Course Participation
Time Required

1­–2 years

1–2 years

Cost

Tuition Rate found on msu.edu

(financial aid opportunities available)

Non-credit Rate

$865 per course

$2,595 for program

Course Completion

Academic Credit reflected on official MSU transcript

Digital Certificate of Course Completion issued from FCCP

Program Completion

Hard Copy MSU Graduate Certificate in Forest Carbon Science, Policy, and Management mailed via postage (cumulative 3.0 GPA in all required courses)

Digital FCCP Professional Certificate in Forest Carbon Science, Policy, and Management sent via email (successful completion of all required courses)