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The graduate certificate in Sustainability Management and Policy is designed specifically for current and aspiring practitioners who seek advanced skills for advancing sustainability practice. The program is offered by the Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering through Penn State’s World Campus. Certificate students earn the certificate and 12 graduate credits by successfully completing each of the four required 3-credit, instructor-led online courses with a grade of C or better. Credits earned in this program may be applied to the intercollege Master of Professional Studies in Renewable Energy and Sustainability Systems (iMPS-RESS) program if a student is subsequently admitted to that program and has earned a B- or better in each course; however, successful completion of the certificate neither implies nor guarantees admission into a graduate degree program at Penn State.
For admission to the Graduate School, an applicant must hold either (1) a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or (2) a tertiary (postsecondary) degree that is deemed comparable to a four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution. This degree must be from an officially recognized degree-granting institution in the country in which it operates.
The student must be admitted to (1) Penn State's Graduate School, and (2) the graduate certificate in Sustainability Management and Policy offered by the Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering. To apply, the student completes a single online application that provides the necessary information to each organization.
Graduate Certificate in Sustainability Management and Policy Students interested in applying for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Sustainability Management and Policy should go to the World Campus web site:
http://www.worldcampus.psu.edu/degrees-and-certificates/sustainability-management-policy-certificate/apply. The Sustainability Management and Policy Graduate Certificate Program Admissions Committee reviews and ranks applications as they are received.
List of Courses Included in the Certificate
B A 850. Sustainability Driven Innovation (3)
EME 803. Applied Energy Policy (3)
EME 805. Renewable Energy and Nonmarket Enterprise (3)
EME 807. Technologies for Sustainability Systems (3)
Effective Semester: Fall 2013
Expiration Semester: Summer 2018