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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture (Z090)   

Program Title and Classification

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture

Graduate Certificate Program

College: Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences

Admissions Information

General Requirements:

Program-Specific Requirements:

  • Letters of Recommendation (1)
  • Strong background in biology

*Visa Eligibility: This program is not eligible for I-20 or DS-2019 issuance by the University of Maryland.

For more admissions information or to apply to the program, please visit our Graduate School website:

Application Deadlines

Type of Applicant FallSpring
Domestic Applicants:
US Citizens and Permanent Residents
27 Jul31 Jan
International Applicants:
F (student) or J (exchange visitor) visas
A,E,G,H,I and L visas and immigrants.
27 Jul31 Jan

Other Deadlines: Please visit the program website at

Degree Requirements

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate (P.B.C.)

Total CreditsCore Requirements

12 credits required

ENTM 710: Insect Biodiversity, Physiology and Ecology (3 credits)

ENTM 735: Sustainability (3 credits)

ENTM 730: Plant Diagnostics (3 credits)

ENTM 740: Organic Practices (3 credits)


In this 12-credit certificate, students learn about sustainability through examining both the ecosystem services provided by beneficial insects, as well as the management of injurious insects.




Tammatha O’Brien, Academic Program Director

3118 Plant Science

University of Maryland

College Park MD, 20742

Telephone: 301-405-1305


Marcia Shofner, Academic Program Director

3148 Plant Science

University of Maryland

College Park MD, 20742

Telephone: 301-405-3938


Associated Information


Applied Entomology (MPAE)

Beekeeping (Z088)

Integrated Pest Management (Z089)

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture (Z090)

Urban Agriculture (Z091)