Academic Program

Graduate Certificate Program

Graduate certificates can be earned in only 12 credit hours (four courses) and are perfect for professionals looking to enhance their skills and expertise, boost career advancement potential, and facilitate the advancement of new skills. Certificates also function as a gateway into PCGS as all credits can transfer directly into the degree program.

 The Patel College of Global Sustainability currently offers 8 graduate certificate programs, available in a traditional on-campus format, blended hybrid formats or fully online.


Course Descriptions

To Apply: 

Students interested in obtaining a graduate certificate must complete an online application. 

  • Click here to learn more about the admission requirements.
  • Click here to learn more about the application process.
  • Click here to learn more about graduate certificate policies for international students.

To Receive Certificate:

After being accepted into the graduate certificate program, the student must register for the courses to complete the certificate requirements.

Once you have completed your certificate requirements, you must fill out the completion form, and submit to Jamie Chmiel at For more information regarding the process, click here.

 Cost To Attend:

Certificate Cost to AttendTo see a more detailed breakdown of tuition and fees per credit hour, visit USF Tuition and Fees

For questions and academic advising, please contact Jamie Chmiel at