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School of Forest, Fisheries, & Geomatics Sciences

School of Forest, Fisheries, & Geomatics Sciences

Online Learning

Our online degree and certificate programs can offer you all the perks of a traditional education–the world-renowned expertise of faculty, the prestige of joining the Gator Nation, and quality of our classes–without requiring you to make a full-time change in your daily life. Busy professionals and parents can take classes at your own pace and watch lectures from the comfort of your own home, on your own time.

We are pleased to offer several options for place-bound individuals seeking to broaden their education. Because we offer these programs online, busy professionals and students at remote locations will have a unique opportunity to meet academic goals without the difficult and expense of interrupting their careers and moving from their current locations. Students have the opportunity to interact with experienced faculty and to participate in a learning community with peers, even from afar.

How To Get Started


    Which kind of program is right for you?

    • Degrees range from 30-32 credits, with optional concentrations. You must apply to graduate school, have an advisor, and pass a final exam.
    • Certificates range from 9-15 credits and can be combined with any UF degree or taken independently. Application is easy and the programs are coursework-only.

    Plan for success.


    You can do this!

UF Alum Christina Carter


Christina Carter, MFAS 2019

Christina is a Fisheries Biologist II in the US Virgin Islands who completed her master's online with us.


"I had previously been skeptical of online programs. I was wrong and was immensely pleased to have received such a thorough and dynamic education through the [FFGS] online program.”

"This program did for me what I needed it to do and much more...”

"I just wanted to say thank you so much for a wonderful experience with UF. I couldn’t be happier that I completed the...certificate."

Our Online Programs


Student Support

As an online student in the FFGS, you will become part of the online students cohort, where you can participate in orientation, interact with your peers, reference critical academic information, and access tutorials and trainings on the UF e-Learning system and tools.

Our team is here specifically to assist you with your needs as an online student and to ensure that the courses we deliver are high-quality, engaging, and produce the learning outcomes we intend to help you achieve. Current students can reach out through the Academic Hub anytime you need us.

Did you know? An online degree or certificate at UF is the same as any other!

UF is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and thus all UF degree programs carry this accreditation and are held to very high peer-review and approval processes during the development of courses and programs. Plus, our online program are designed to be consistent with the on-campus versions of the same courses.

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact For More On Graduate & Certificate Programs

Sandie Houder:

Graduate Degree Programs:
Dianne Behringer: