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Sustainability Graduate Certificate

  • Get Started

    No Application Required

  • Format

    Online and On Campus Options

  • Average Course Tuition

    $3,100

  • Courses

    5

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Gain an advantage in the workplace, deepen your knowledge, and demonstrate your expertise in sustainability to address issues such as climate change, and scarcity of natural resources.

With climate change and growing scarcity of natural resources, there is a strong need for individuals and organizations to design and implement effective sustainability and environmental management solutions.

What You'll Learn

  • Understand the benefits of conventional and renewable energy systems; issues surrounding new transportation technologies; energy intensity of food production; effects of supply chain management and international commerce in energy security, energy management in buildings; and mechanisms needed to evolve into sustainable energy operations.
  • Implement sustainability management at the nexus of a local business, local government, and community, as well as use management systems and performance frameworks.
  • Leverage your knowledge of focused subject areas—such as environmental economics, greenhouse emissions management, sustainable building design, sustainable supply chain management, environmental toxicology, or risk management—to achieve a specific objective.

Our Community at a Glance

You and your peers will gain insight into critical environmental factors affecting air, water, climate, and ecosystems.

  • 35

    Average Age

  • 80%

    Working Full Time

  • 24%

    Students Outside the U.S.

  • 2 years

    Average Time to Complete

Earning Your Certificate

To meet the requirements for the certificate, you must:

  • Complete the five 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.

Certificate Courses

The professional graduate certificate in Sustainability requires five courses:

  • Environmental Management course (choose 1 course from select group)
  • Certificate core courses (choose at least 2 courses; may select up to 4 courses)
  • Certificate electives (may select up to 2 courses; however, electives are not required for this certificate)

Ready to take the next step?

You can enroll in your first course in the:

  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall

See the schedules in the academic calendar.

Search For Courses

To find courses that apply toward the certificate use DCE Course Search and Registration:

  • Under Search Classes, scroll to Browse by Degree, Certificate, or Premedical Program.
  • Select Graduate Certificates.
  • Choose Sustainability Graduate Certificate to explore program courses.

Cost

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

Our Tuition (2022–23 rate) $3,100 per 4-credit course ($775 per credit)
Average Tuition of Peer Institutions $5,476 per course
Average Total Cost $15,500