Environmental Management Certificate Program

Environmental Management Certificate Program

Graduate students in the Environmental Management Certificate program from across the University collaborate to tackle real-world problems with profound policy, scientific and business ramifications. Students engage in environmental challenges—including energy, climate change, food systems, depletion of natural resources and pollution—and learn to organize collaborative teams to complete a client-based project. Addressing these challenges requires an understanding of diverse disciplines.

The program spans traditional academic boundaries, allowing students to integrate broad perspectives, knowledge, skills and interconnections. Our goal is for students to achieve a coherent view of environmental issues through an interdisciplinary focus on the complex relationships among science, management and policy. Applications are accepted twice each year, usually the first Monday in February and first Monday in May.

The Environmental Management Graduate Certificate program offers students access to the University of Washington’s world-class faculty and resources across multiple colleges and schools, including the Evans School of Public Affairs, Foster School of Business, the College of Engineering, and the College of the Environment.

The EM Certificate program offers students:

  • A real-world consulting experience
  • A solution-based approach to environmental issues
  • Interdisciplinary problem-solving practice
  • Skills development in project management, problem solving, communications, and team-building
  • Opportunities to develop relationships across an network of graduate students, UW faculty, and potential employers

Students must be matriculated graduate or professional students to be eligible to apply to the Environmental Management Certificate program.

Admission Requirements
Prior to admission, students must have completed a one quarter upper-level or graduate-level course in each of the following:

  • Applied quantitative methods (e.g., microeconomics, numerical modeling, applied statistical methods) or pure quantitative methods (e.g., mathematics or statistics);
  • Social or natural science.

In addition, strong interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills are required.

Admission is competitive and students are selected on the basis of their academic preparation, ability, and program fit.

Admission Application Procedures
Applications are due February 4 and May 2, 2016.  The application form can be downloaded here: Application Form

To apply for admission, send the following to enviradv@uw.edu:

  • Completed Application Form
  • Letter of Application
  • Resume or CV
  • Transcripts

The admissions committee considers all completed applications. Decisions are based on the student’s letter of application, academic record and experience, and potential fit with the Keystone Projects.

More information can be found on their website here: https://envstudies.uw.edu/graduate-students/prospective-students-grad/ or from their flyer: https://envstudies.uw.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2015/03/EM-Info-Packet.pdf

Questions should be directed to Ana Wieman, wieman@uw.edu or 206-616-2461.

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