In the 21st century, society greatly needs more professionals trained in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing resilience to climate change effects. The online Graduate Certificate in Climate Change, Hazards, and Green Infrastructure Planning will demonstrate to employers your ability to enable fundamental change at the site, local, and regional level.

At UMass Amherst, your core courses will give you a foundation in climate change processes, resilience and sustainability in the urban environment, and how to plan and design green infrastructure networks across multiple spatial scales.

Through electives, you can tailor your certificate to your personal interests and professional goals in areas such as municipal greenhouse gas accounting, climate action plan preparation, social programs to improve equity, resilient building, and more.

This online certificate is ideal for students with an undergraduate degree from a broad range of disciplines, as well as returning professionals. You can complete the program in one year.