Environmental Studies Certificate
For the past half-century, the University of Pennsylvania has been in the forefront of both research and practice in the study of the environment. Within its 12 schools, the University encompasses programs and faculty who address aspects of environmental analysis and management from many perspectives. Whether the aim is to assess the risk of exposure to toxic substances, to plan for energy-efficient land use, or to evaluate the impact of man on the global climate, members of the University faculty continue to play major roles in shaping the ongoing dialogue about the relationship between humans and the environment. The Institute for Environmental Studies (IES) at Penn draws these individuals into a focused intellectual community that forms an academic base for the graduate program in environmental studies. With the Environmental Studies Certificate concentration within the Master of Liberal Arts Program, students may explore particular interests within multidisciplinary, graduate-level training in Environmental Studies.
- Five courses with content related to the environment
- A Capstone Project that integrates environmental issues, completed as one of the five course units
- An MLA Proseminar
- Three electives from the MLA curriculum
Students wishing to pursue a certificate in Environmental Studies through the Master of Liberal Arts Program should complete an MLA Application.