Advanced Graduate Certificate
This 18-credit program is designed for professionals who confront the complex problems and issues related to environmental management. It provides the educational background necessary to make informed decisions on often controversial matters. This certificate is especially important for those who consider access to the most current expertise in environmental management essential to working effectively in their careers or public service activities. It is structured to meet the immediate demands for sustainable solutions and the more long-range goal of promoting the environmental and economic welfare of the region. The program is offered in collaboration with Stony Brook's world-renowned School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences. This advanced graduate certificate articulates with the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies and the Master of Professional Studies through SPD as well as the master's degree in Marine Environmental Sciences.
Core Requirement -
Area Courses — 12 credits (at least 3 credits must be selected from Area C)
Area C Courses — A minimum of 3 credits
must come from Area C
Area D Courses
Other Courses — These courses are occasionally scheduled
*Courses with an asterisk are only offered online.
NOTE: When a student is admitted or readmitted to an SPD degree or certificate program, students may petition SPD to have Stony Brook University graduate level courses that are older than five (5) years, and no older than 10 years, individually evaluated by the appropriate academic department/faculty to determine if the credits may be applied toward current SPD degree/certificate requirements. Grades in such courses must be "B" or better. (B- grades are ineligible for review.) For transfer credits from external institutions, please see guidelines at: www.stonybrook.edu/spd/assets/pdf/transferform.pdf (PDF).
How to Apply
Application questions should be directed to the SPD Admissions and Student Services Office at
of Student Responsibility
For academic questions, please contact:
For admission and advisement questions, contact SPD at 631.632.7050 (option 1) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Last modified on 06/09/2015.