Applicants who are interested in taking graduate-level courses, but not necessarily interested in pursuing a full master’s degree might be eligible for the Graduate Certificate in Environmental Planning and Management. Applicants are required to meet the same requirements for admission as the master’s degree.
Applicants must have earned a grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (B or above) in the latter half of their undergraduate studies. Significant relevant work experience or a graduate degree in a relevant technical discipline may be considered in lieu of meeting the GPA requirement.
If the student should decide to pursue the full master’s degree, all courses will apply to the master’s degree provided they meet program requirements and fall within a five-year time limit. The student must declare their intention prior to completing the certificate.
This graduate certificate requires successful completion of five courses within three years. At least three of the five courses must be taken within the Environmental Planning and Management program.
Only grades of B– or above can count toward the graduate certificate. All course selections are subject to advisor approval.
Any deviation from this program, including transfer of courses and any other requisites specified in the student’s admission letter, will not be approved by the program chair.