Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University)

College of Architecture and the Built Environment

Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Practices


4201 Henry Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19144-5497

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Practices

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Practices Program is geared towards working professionals seeking to build their knowledge base and credentials in the field of sustainable design, engineering and construction of the built environment. This 12 credit program offers a wide array of critical skills including the LEED® rating system, development aspects of green building, the basics of energy modeling and life cycle assessment. Credits earned in the Certificate Program can be transferred into the MS in Sustainable Design program. Interested students must submit an application to the appropriate master’s option (campus-based or online) and meet all admission criteria.

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply the core skill sets necessary to accomplish an effective sustainable design project as a response to environmental, social and economic forces.
  • Synthesize theories of sustainability into comprehensive research and design projects.
  • Develop diversity initiatives that are integral to the sustainability problem-solving process as a reflection of an emerging global marketplace.
  • Apply ethical values to the integrated design process and to the selection of systems and materials for a built project.


Jefferson University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 12

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Loans are available to students enrolled for at least five credit hours per semester. You may borrow up to $18,500 per academic year. The total amount outstanding that you may borrow for is $65,500.

Locale: Large City

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