Water Sustainability

This certificate program is based on a multidisciplinary approach to sustainable water management. It will present water management issues from a technological, economics and policy perspective. The program will provide students with general knowledge on sustainability and deeper understanding of water management in a sustainable manner. It is open to students from multiple disciplines (Engineering, natural sciences and social sciences) and will build knowledge and skills for holistic and integrated approached to water management in the face of complex global challenges.

Course Location/Delivery

The Certificate is offered both fully online and on campus.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Application Process

You will be asked to provide two letters of recommendation, one academic and one professional. To learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process.



Requirements (6 Credit Hours)

  • IDS 6233 - Concepts and Principles of Sustainability (3)
  • IDS 6235 - Economics and Finance for Sustainability (3)

Electives (6 Credit Hours)

Choose two of the following electives:

  • CGN 6933 - Green Infrastructure for Sustainable Communities (3)
  • IDS 6222 - Navigating The Sustainable Food Energy Water Nexus (3)
  • IDS 6245 - Sustainable Water Resources Management (3)
  • IDS 6246 - Water Sensitive Urban Design for Sustainable Communities(3
  • IDS 6248 - Water Resource Planning (3)

Time limit

Two years

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.

Kebreab Ghebremichael
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