Graduate Certificate in Spatial Ecology

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Interested in Spatial Ecology? Complete three courses to earn a transcriptable Graduate Certificate! The Graduate Certificate in Spatial Ecology provides interdisciplinary training necessary to develop inference about ecological phenomena using appropriate spatial theory, statistics, modeling approaches and data management tools. Students gain the necessary skills to address tomorrow’s complex ecological challenges.

About the Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Spatial Ecology provides interdisciplinary training necessary to develop inference about ecological phenomena using appropriate spatial theory, statistics, modeling approaches and data management tools. Students gain the necessary skills to address tomorrow’s complex ecological challenges. Participants will apply skills to: 

  1. Broad-scale natural resource assessments
  2. Management and integration of “big data” into problem solving and decision-making
  3. Using technology to collect massive amounts of spatially and temporally explicit data

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The certificate is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in master’s or doctoral degree programs at Michigan State University.

To enroll, send an email stating that you would like to enroll in the Spatial Ecology Graduate Certificate to secology@msu.edu with an attached PDF of your program of study.

A program of study is a document created in partnership with your academic advisor and will state all courses that you are planning to complete as part of your program. This document should reflect course requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Spatial Ecology. For a list of required courses, visit the Courses page.  

All courses in the certificate may double count for your graduate degree requirements at Michigan State University. 

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