Graduate Certificate Programs

Several Natural Resources and Environment students each year decide to take advantage of the University of Michigan's variety of quality academic programs and interdisciplinary resources to pursue a graduate certificate. These programs allow the student to design a course of study that integrates each of his/her fields of interest. The school administers the Industrial Ecology, Spatial Analysis and Environmental Justice graduate certificate programs.

All certificate programs can be pursued by current University of Michigan graduate students in conjunction with a degree-seeking program, or anyone who has received a University of Michigan post-baccalaureate degree within the previous five years.

Graduate certificate credit-hour requirements can be reduced when enrolled concurrently in a Rackham graduate degree program by one-sixth of the number of required hours for the degree program. For example, students may integrate the 15-credit-hour Program in Industrial Ecology certificate with a 42-credit-hour M.S. program (totaling 57 credit hours) into a 51-credit-hour program, with 6 credits double-counted.

Admission Requirements

  • Rackham application (the short "Application for Readmission, or Add a Degree or Certificate" if already enrolled in a Rackham graduate program; the regular application and fee if a new applicant is currently or previously enrolled in a non-Rackham program) due by October 1 for Winter and February 1 for Fall.
  • One page statement of interest (with signed approval by your current advisor)
  • Current resume
  • Official Transcripts (Current U of M students may have these documents forwarded from their current program to the Graduate Admissions Office at Natural Resources and Environment)
  • Official GRE scores (Current U of M students may have these documents forwarded from their current program to the Graduate Admissions Office at Natural Resources and Environment