Graduate Certificate Sustainable Design

Program Overview

The 15-credit hour Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Design is a nonprofessional graduate certificate focused on social, ecological, and environmental issues related to resilient and regenerative planning and urbanism involving design, technology, public policy, and the environment.

The Graduate Certificate provides working professionals with the opportunity to add expertise and a deeper understanding of the positive impact of sustainable policy, development & planning on the built environment, natural systems, and society with an emphasis on urbanism and the future of cities confronting twenty-first century environmental, social, and economic challenges.

The degree welcomes applications from both research and practice-oriented candidates and will prepare students for careers as sustainability experts in design, construction, real estate, and corporate firms; as resilience officers, and other sustainability roles in government; academia; and not-for-profit organizations.


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Applicants to the Graduate Certificate degree are reviewed application twice yearly. Please submit all application materials by March 1st to be considered for the fall semester, or by October 1st to be considered for admission in the following spring semester.

We will consider late applications received after these deadlines only on a space-available basis.


If you have any questions about the Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Design, please email Nancy Clark, Director Sustainability Degrees, Associate Professor, SoA at

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