Applicants who are interested in taking graduate-level courses, but not necessarily interested in pursuing a full master’s degree, would be eligible for the Graduate Certificate in Environmental Planning and Management as long as they satisfy the requirements for admission for the Environmental Planning and Management Master’s degree program.
Admitted students have typically 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.
This graduate certificate requires successful completion of five courses within five 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 outside of the program requirements 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.