Graduate Students

Environmental management decisions surrounding climate adaptation, energy use, food systems, transportation and sustainability require professionals who collaborate with others and apply diverse disciplinary knowledge and skills.

The Environmental Studies program at the University of Washington offers a Graduate Certificate in Environmental Management as a complement to your Master’s or PhD degree. Students benefit from a wide range of resources and expertise across campus, and apply an environmental management lens to address problems within their chosen fields. The Certificate consists of three core courses and a two-quarter Keystone Project in which students team up to address specific, real-world environmental issues.

Why Pursue a Certificate in Environmental Management?

  • Make a difference. With a real-world, integrated approach, learn to analyze environmental problems and present practical and creative approaches to partner organizations.
  • Expand your network. Access UW’s world-class faculty and resources across multiple Colleges and Schools, including the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, Foster School of Business, the College of Engineering, and the College of the Environment, and work collaboratively with students across campus.
  • Consult with established organizations. Gain valuable professional experience by working directly with organizations to address their environmental challenges.
  • Broaden your career prospects. There are exciting opportunities for environmental management professionals in the private, government, and nonprofit sectors. Develop skills in project management, problem solving, communications, and teamwork.


Graduate students currently enrolled in a Master’s or PhD degree program at the University of Washington are welcome to apply.