Sustainability Studies Certificate of Graduate Study

Sustainability Studies Certificate of Graduate Study

Sustainability Studies Certificate of Graduate Study

The Sustainability Studies COGS will offer graduate students a credential demonstrating their understanding of applying sustainability concepts in the ‘real world’. The COGS in Sustainability Studies, and the courses that comprise the program, are aimed at helping students in diverse graduate disciplines understand avenues for implementing comprehensive sustainability solutions. The Sustainability Studies COGS builds on the existing expertise in the Department of Geography, Planning & Sustainability in the School of Earth & Environment at Rowan. While the courses comprising the program are housed in the Department, the program should be attractive from graduate programs in STEM, business, education, social sciences, humanities, and communication arts departments at the University. The courses may be offered online.



The Certificate of Graduate Study in Sustainability Studies is a full-time or part-time program offered in a face-to-face format on our Glassboro, NJ campus. It requires the completion of 9 graduate semester hours (3 courses).


  • 3 Courses / 9 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: No
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements URL: No
Course Number
S.H. (Credits)
Required Courses: 9 S.H.
ENST 94501 Sustainable Commerce 3
ENST 94502 Sustainability Assessment 3
ENST 94503 Perspectives on Environmental Regulation, Policy, and Law 3
ENST 94504 Topics in Sustainability, Innovation, and Problem Solving 3

Admissions Requirements

The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.

  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee

  • Bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning

  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)

  • Current professional resume


Start Dates & Application Deadlines

The chart below details available entry terms for the Sustainability Studies Certificate of Graduate Study program as well as corresponding application deadlines. Submitting the Application Form is only the first step to beginning the admission process. All of the required materials listed above must be received on or before the application completion deadline for your desired entry term to be considered for admission to that term. We encourage you to complete the application form and begin submitting your materials at least one month before the deadline indicated.

Entry Term Start Date Application Deadline
Fall September 1 July 1
Spring January 19 November 1
Summer May 18 April 1