Graduate certificates in agroecology lay a foundation in robust scientific approaches grounded in an ecosystem framework. Three graduate certificates are offered:



Comprises courses from diverse, interdisciplinary backgrounds, emphasizing sustainability; resource management; crop eco-physiology; environmental nutrient and water management. Students will be able to describe and analyze the interactions of production agriculture and the natural environment. Offered 100% online. Click here for more information on this certificate.


This certificate is designed to provide students with the opportunity to go abroad: students are be required to take ALS 5905 International Research Immersion and learn about how different countries and cultures approach agroecological concepts and research. The remainder of the coursework is offerd 100% online. Click here for more information on this certificate.


Designed to address the unique challenges faced with integrating production, environment, and society in tropical agroecosystems. Click here for more information


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  • Flat tuition rate of $542.47 per credit hour.
  • Courses passed with grade B or higher qualify to transfer into M.S. thesis or Ph.D. degrees


UF Admission requirements include an earned Bachelor’s degree from accredited institution or equivalent in a natural resource discipline and/or at least two biology, two chemistry courses, introduction to plant science and introduction to soil science, or equivalent.
The GRE is not required for admission. For questions about admission and prerequisites, email


It is recommended one applies at least four months prior to a given term.
Applicants should upload an application packet that includes a resume and unofficial transcript copy:

  • Submit application at
  • Select the certificate of choice: Sustainable Agroecosystems, Global Agroecology or Tropical Agriculture. The UF application fee is $30.
  • UF Admissions requires official academic credentials. After applying, order your official bachelor’s transcripts and have them sent to UF Admissions.


  • Admission is tracked by UF Admissions, Agronomy, the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, and the UF Graduate School.
  • Once processed in UF Admissions, the application is referred to the Agronomy Department for review of your academic credentials and resume to verify prerequisites before offering admission. Formal application does not guarantee an offer of admission.

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