Graduate Certificate in Environmental Systems Management

The Graduate Certificate in Environmental Systems Management is designed for professionals in the engineering, business management, and related disciplines who are required to manage organizations faced with complex and rapidly changing environmental requirements in the United States and throughout the world. The program provides advanced education across the full spectrum of subjects central to the practice of environmental management, including not only the policy, management and high-level technical understanding underlying challenges in the environmental management area, but also the statutory and regulatory framework in which they are embedded, as well as social and policy considerations that are critically important in modern society.

GW’s proximity to the federal government, major environmental organizations and high-tech firms in the Washington, D.C. area allows certificate students to integrate their academic study with real-world practical experience and exposure to decision makers and top players in the environmental management field.

This certificate will be offered beginning Fall 2021. More information will be provided soon.

Certificate Requirements

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 12 credits, including nine credits in required courses and three credits in elective courses.

Required Courses

  • EMSE 6220 Environmental Management
  • EMSE 6245 Analytical Tools for Environmental Management
  • EMSE 6296 Next Generation Environmental Self-Governance

Electives (choose one)

  • EMSE 6225 Air Quality Management
  • EMSE 6230 Hazardous Waste Management & Cleanup
  • EMSE 6235 Water Quality Management