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Environmental Policy and International Development Graduate Certificate

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

Gain a deeper understanding of the policies and solutions needed to address today’s environmental and international development challenges.

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.

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