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Environmental Policy and International Development Graduate Certificate

Deepen your knowledge of pressing global issues like climate change, resource scarcity, and population growth.

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    Online and On Campus Options

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What You'll Learn

  • Analyze the science of climate change, social adaptation of human communities, and diplomacy efforts born out of the Framework Convention on Climate Change.
  • Navigate environmental policy, regulation, and legislation, including major environmental statutes as well as common and constitutional laws within the United States.
  • Leverage tools for developing sustainable economies, such as economic valuation, value chain, and cost benefit analysis.
  • Lead effectively in a variety of organizational contexts using change management principles.

Our Community at a Glance

Join a community of change agents.

You’ll meet peers who hold roles like sustainability manager, consultant, or analyst at NGOs, Fortune 500 companies, and government agencies.

  • 35

    Average Age

  • 80%

    Working Full Time

  • 24%

    Students Outside the U.S.

  • 1.5 years

    Average Time to Complete

Certificate Courses

The professional graduate certificate in Environmental Policy and International Development requires four courses:

  • Certificate core courses (choose at least 2 courses; you may select up to 4 courses)
  • Certificate electives (you may select up to 2 courses; however, elective courses are not required for this certificate)

Search for Courses

You can browse courses by term — fall, spring, or summer — in the DCE Course Search & Registration platform.

Upcoming Term: Summer 2024

Summer course registration is open through June 20. Learn more about how to register

Fall 2024 courses and registration details will be live in June.

Earning Your Certificate

To meet the requirements for the certificate, you must:

  • Complete the four certificate courses for graduate credit.
  • Earn at least a B grade in each course.
  • Complete the courses within three years.

Learn more about pursuing a certificate and the process of requesting your certificate.


Affordability is core to our mission. When compared to our continuing education peers, it’s a fraction of the cost.

Our Tuition (2023–24 rate) $3,220 per course
Average Tuition of Peer Institutions $5,476 per course
Average Total Cost $12,880