New England Regional Soil Science Certificate Program

About: 

Boost your career mobility and professional credibility through certification as a Professional Soil Scientist. With environmental sustainability at the forefront of global decision making, credentialed soil scientists with a solid background in soil pedology, chemistry, microbiology, and morphology are in growing demand.

Our part-time, short-term program for professionals in soil science and related fields lets you keep working while you meet the minimum academic requirements for certification at your own pace — even without a master’s degree. Whether your background is in wetland delineation, site suitability assessment, agricultural applications or other areas, this structured yet flexible program gives you the endorsement you need to expand your work with private companies, government research agencies and public institutions around the globe.

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Learn more about this program:

To receive more information and connect with the program manager, please complete the request form to the right.

Click here for more information on UMass Amherst's New England Regional Soil Science Certificate Program.

RESIDENTS OF ALABAMA AND ARKANSAS:
The University of Massachusetts Amherst is presently not accepting applications or registrations for online courses, degrees or certificate programs from residents of Alabama and Arkansas.

Tuition/Fees: 

Registration is administered through UMass Amherst Continuing & Professional Education.  Please see Fee Schedule below.
 

Type of Fee Amount
Fee per credit $460
Registration Fee per semester $47
Late Reg. Fee per semester* $60
Returned Check Fee per semester** $30
Total for course*** $1427 (460x3 credits = 1380 + 47 registration fee per semester)

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*applicable when you register after deadline; non-refundable unless course has been cancelled

** applicable when checks returned unpaid

*** Courses can vary from one to six credits; this total represents a standard 3 credit course

Accreditation: 

The University of Massachusetts is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

Plan of Study: 

Program partners: The six land-grant universities in New England.

University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Connecticut-Storrs
University of Maine-Orono
University of New Hampshire
University of Rhode Island
University of Vermont

Format: Courses may be taken at any of the six sponsoring institutions.

Certificate requirements: Successful completion of 15 semester credits of soil science, distributed among various areas of the field.

Certifying agencies: Certification is awarded by organizations outside of the cooperating institutions, including the Society of Soil Scientists of Southern New England and the American Society of Agronomy.

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Contact: 
Caanin Manson
Phone: 
413-545-1537
Campus: 
Amherst
Level: 
Graduate
Type: 
Certificate
Credits: 
15
Tuition Per Credit: 
$460
Format: 
Online
Subject: 
Environmental Studies
Environmental, Earth and Ocean Sciences
Geosciences
Natural Resources Conservation
Plant, Soil & Insect Science
Sustainability Studies
Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation
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