Environmental Policy and Management


The Graduate Certificate in Environmental Policy and Management prepares industrial and government professionals, regular practitioners, local citizens, and university students who wish to acquire or strengthen their knowledge of the environment through formal graduate-level coursework. The curriculum is designed to allow students to choose courses from across the spectrum of disciplines that explore the human and natural environments. The curriculum consists of 15 - 18 graduate credit hours. The normal total requirement is 5 courses, or 15 hours; however, a maximum of 6 courses, or 18 hours, are allowed while registered for the certificate.

Course Location/Delivery

The Certificate is offered at the Tampa campus.

CEU/Licensure Credit

Inquire through appropriate department.

Admission Requirements

Students must possess a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Application Process

To learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process.

In addition to your completed application form, transcripts, resume and letter of interest, you will need to submit the following documents:


None are required.

Requirements (15-18 hours)

 All students complete the first two required courses:

Core Courses

Students must take at least 2 core courses from the following list:

*Courses from the above list of core options, beyond the two required courses, can be taken as electives.


Students select one or two elective courses:

Credit toward Graduate Degree

Up to 12 hours of certificate course credits may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval.

Standardized Tests

International students must submit a TOEFL score when English is not the native language. A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test or 79 on the web-based test is required.

Time Limit

All credits used to satisfy the requirements for the certificate must be for courses completed within three (3) academic years prior to the date of graduation.


Ruiliang Pu - Graduate Director
(813) 974-1508
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Jessica N. Wilson - Academic Program Specialist
(813) 974-8188
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