Environmental Communication and Leadership Graduate Certificate

Arizona State University

This certificate trains graduate students in environmental sciences to communicate their findings to the broader public and decisions makers. Graduate students will obtain valuable training in how to communicate with the press, the public, policy makers, and other relevant stakeholders in biodiversity conservation to improve biodiversity decision-making for broader positive impacts on society and the natural environment.

Department/Institute/Unit: School of Life Science and Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation
Institution: Arizona State University
City: Tempe
Country: United States
State/Province: Arizona
Program Leader(s): Leah Gerber
Point(s) of Contact: Leah Gerber
Contact Email(s): leah.gerber@asu.edu
Year Initiated: 2017
Currently Active: Yes
Program Scale: Department
Participant Model: Non-Cohort Based
Participant Eligibility: Master’s Student, Ph.D. Student
Time Commiment for Participants: 41-60 hours
Requirements for Participation: This program is open to graduate students enrolled at ASU who meet the admission requirements (listed in “application process” below
Application Frequency: Semesterly
Application Process: Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor’s or master’s degree, in any field, from a regionally accredited institution. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = “A”) in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor’s degree program, or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = “A”) in an applicable master’s degree program. All applicants must submit: graduate admission application and application fee official transcripts proof of English proficiency Additional Application Information An applicant whose native language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency regardless of current residency. International students who need an F1 or J1 visa first need to apply to and be accepted into a graduate degree program prior to being considered for the certificate program. International students residing in the USA on other types of visas must adhere to all Graduate College policies and procedures regarding admission to be considered for admission to this certificate program. Sample related fields include business, education, biology, geosciences, political science and English. Applicants must have completed 12 undergraduate credit hours of natural science or social science coursework related to the environment at the time of application to the graduate certificate program. They must meet all other graduate admissions requirements. Courses are reviewed by the School of Life Sciences graduate committee to ensure that they fulfill this requirement.
Program Recruitment Strategies: The program advertises semesterly in graduate student newsletters
Cost to Participant: Yes
Funding or Support Available to Participants: No
Amount or Types of Support Available to Participants (if applicable): N/A
Mentorship Model: Mentorship from course instructors
Number of Participants in Program: 10-19
How Program is Funded: Internal
Other Program Partners: N/A
Number of Program Staff: 1
Is the Program Credit Bearing or Credentialing: Yes
Is there a Program Evaluation Conducted: No
Type(s) of Evaluation(s) Conducted: N/A