Graduate Certificate in Landscape Pest Management

Program Overview

The online Graduate Certificate in Landscape Pest Management is comprised of 15 credits. Required courses featuring coursework in entomology and insect classification account for 13 of these credits.

The remaining 2 credits can be completed through a diverse array of elective courses in landscape pest management, pending advisor approval, including Insect Pest and Vector Management, Insects and Wildlife and Principles of Pesticides. See the Graduate Certificate Guidelines for more information.

Online Labs

All of our courses with lab requirements can be completed entirely online. If a course requires you to collect insects, you can either purchase a kit with basic supplies or make one at home from regular household items with our provided instructions. Labs involving online simulations use free online software. No travel required!

What You Can Expect To Learn

Upon completing the Graduate Certificate in Landscape Pest Management, students will be able to:

  1. Identify landscape pests and describe their biology;
  2. Develop management options for landscape pests;
  3. Integrate pest management practices into landscape maintenance practices;
  4. Assimilate technical information related to landscape pests and their management; and
  5. Communicate pest-related hazards and benefits related to humans, wildlife, other
    environmental factors and economics.

Prior to graduating, students will be required to take a pre-examination exam to assess their achievement with the learning outcomes listed above.

Upon completion of the program, transcripts will read: Graduate Certificate in Landscape Pest Management


Course NameCreditsFallSpringSummer
ENY 5006 Graduate Survey of Entomology 2XXX
ENY 5006L Graduate Survey of Entomology Lab1XXX
ENY 5516 Turf and Ornamental Entomology 3X
ENY 6166 Insect Classification3XX


Course NameCreditsFallSpringSummer
ENY 5212 Insects and Wildlife3X
IPM 6021 Insect Pest and Vector Management3X
IPM 5305 Principles of Pesticides 3X
NEM 5004C Graduate Survey of Nematology3X

Graduate Certificate Minimum Requirements: For All (Domestic and International) Applicants

  • A bachelor’s degree in science from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or Canada
  • 2.0 upper-division GPA

Additional Graduate Certificate Minimum Requirements: For International Students Only

The English language skill requirements for admission:

If your native language is not English, or if you graduated with a bachelor’s degree from a non-English speaking country, you will need to take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or other Graduate Council-approved English language skills test and submit your scores.

Non-English speaking countries are those which are not included in the Graduate School’s list of English-speaking countries.

To be admitted to a graduate certificate program, the applicant must score the following on the TOEFL:

TOEFL Exam TypeRequired Score
Paper -based550
Computer -based213

Learn More About the Program

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