29706 USD/year
29706 USD/year
10806 USD/year
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As the scientific management of lakes and reservoirs becomes increasingly vital in Oregon and across the country, the Lake and Reservoir Management program from Portland State University provides you with an understanding of the physical, ecological and economic aspects of lake management that is needed to contribute to solutions.

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The Lake and Reservoir Management program from Portland State University  will help you become more aware of the multiple dimensions of lake management, and prepare you to serve as a more effective liaison between the general public and the highly technical requirements and processes of agencies charged with protecting these resources.

With PSU's certificate, you'll also meet the academic requirements to be certified as a lake manager by the North American Lake Management Society.


PSU's certificate in Lake and Reservoir Management prepares you to land a job in the field working with government and natural resource agencies and watersheds. Students can pair the certificate with their majors in environmental science and management and geography, or use it as preparation for obtaining professional certification with the North American Lake Management Society.

You'll gain valuable knowledge and skills that are transferable to other careers, including problem-solving, analytical and quantitative skills, leadership, teamwork, and written and verbal communication skills.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Limnology and Aquatic Ecology
  • Ecology of Streams and Rivers
  • Fish Ecology and Conservation
  • Watershed Hydrology
  • Fate and Transport of Toxics in the Environment
  • Marine Conservation and Management
  • GIS for Water Resources

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines


33 SCH
  • 33 - 34


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must have a cumulative (overall) grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 when converted to the U.S. 4.0 grading scale.
  • Meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement. You may be admitted to Portland State University and an Intensive English Language Program (IELP) pathway if you do not meet PSU's English Language Proficiency Requirement. Learn more about PSU’s English language programs.

Tuition Fee

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  • In-State

    10806 USD/year
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Washington Border Discount (WBD) $11,706 

Living costs for Portland

1271 - 2262 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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