Graduate Certificate - Environmental Policy


333 South Street, Suite 400

Shrewsbury, MA 01545

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Graduate Certificate - Environmental Policy

Format: Online

Program Description:

The Environmental Policy Certificate offers an excellent opportunity to achieve advanced knowledge and professional certification in the formulation and implementation of policies that achieve sustainable operations. It is offered by the Department of Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. The Certificate in Environmental Policy introduces students to environmental issues of local, state, regional, national, and global concern. The goals of the program are to provide an understanding of the major ecological issues, to develop students' critical thinking and problem-solving skills with an emphasis on policy analysis, and to foster the development and implementation of environmentally sound policies and practices.

Successful completion of the certificate should enhance a student's current career or aid in the development of new job skills. And successful completion of the Certificate is a substantial positive consideration for students who subsequently apply to the full Master's in Public Policy program, and courses completed with an average GPA of 3.0 or better in the Certificate will count toward the Public Policy Master's degree.


UMassOnline is regionally accredited by NECHE, New England Commission of Higher Education. In addition, many of each campus' schools and colleges are also accredited by discipline-specific agencies.

Eligibility Requirements:

You must have a Bachelor's Degree.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Loans Offered: Availability of financial aid varies depending on course status and matriculation. Check with your advisor to determine your eligibility and application procedures.

Locale: Large City

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