Graduate Environmental Policy and Management Certificate

Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Environmental Policy and Management Certificate program provides an understanding of how our natural environment is governed and affected by relationships between various entities, including: legislatures; administrative agencies; courts; federal, state, and local governments; government and the nonprofit and private sectors; and government and the public it has been established to serve.

The Program at a Glance

School: School of Public Affairs Campus: CU Denver Classroom: Online and on campus classes Credits required for completion: 12 Maximum transfer credits: 0 Application deadline: Fall: August 1; Spring: December 1; Summer: May 1

The Details

Students interested in obtaining a concentration in Environmental Policy and Management within the Master of Public Administration program must apply and enroll in the MPA program within the School of Public Affairs and adhere to all master's degree program requirements.

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Program requirements

  • The Graduate Environmental Policy and Management Certificate requires 12 credit hours of coursework.
  • Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0, with a minimum grade of B- in each course.

Required courses

Students must complete the two required courses below, for a total of 6 credit hours. All course descriptions can be found in the Graduate Academic Catalog.

  • PUAD 5631 - Seminar in Environmental Politics and Policy (3 credit hours)
  • PUAD 5644 - Environmental and Hazards Law (3 credit hours)

Elective courses

In addition to the required courses, students must complete two elective courses, for a total of 6 credit hours. Elective courses must be approved by the program director. All course descriptions can be found in the Graduate Academic Catalog.

Admissions Requirements

View the admissions requirements for the School of Public Affairs.