Center for Water and Society
Education ...
CWS Graduate Certificate

Center for Water & Society Graduate Certificate in

Sustainable Water Resources Systems

Online Application to Certificate Program

Certificate Degree Schedule - Certificates-ICSW.pdf
(from Graduate School website)

This Certificate formally recognizes students will have a set of core competencies in understanding current water resource issues and develop an advanced understanding of the problems and new technology development in their field of expertise. This certificate will be useful to students in such fields as natural resource management, business and policy, environmental and civil engineering, geology and geological engineering, and environmental policy. Students who complete this certificate will be able to demonstrate that they understand water resource management from an interdisciplinary perspective that includes policy, natural sciences, and applied sciences.

Graduate Certificate Requirements: 12 Credits total
For more information, contact:
Dr. Noel Urban ( or Carol Asiala (

(1) Apply to the certificate program before the 1st or 2nd semester of study in order to get courses accepted on the degree schedule. Up to 4 previously completed credits can be applied to the certificate. The remaining credits will only apply if taken after the certificate application has been accepted.

Apply to the certificate program by using the banweb online application through the Grad School. This application is in addition to your MS or PhD application.

(2) UN5100 Water and Society Colloquium (1 Credit - required)

Spring 2015: UN5100 Science and Policy
Spring 2014: UN5100 Communicating Wicked Environmental Problems
Spring 2013: UN5100 Interactions between water and people
Spring 2012: UN5100 Humans and Aquatic Ecosystems: A Fluid Situation

Spring 2011: UN5100 The Value of Water: Concepts & Frameworks

Credit for the following UN5990 courses will satisfy this requirement of the certificate:

Spring 2010: UN5990 Impacts of Climate Change on the Great Lakes Ecosystem
Spring 2009: UN5990 Climate Change and the Sustainability of Water Resource

(3) Other Water Related Courses (11 credits - required)
A minimum of one course is required from each of the following categories. Courses will be selected from the list of approved courses on the degree schedule.


Natural Systems

Policy and Societal Systems & Economics

Physical Hydrology and Engineered Water Resource Systems

About MTCWS / Research / Education / Outreach

Michigan Tech Center for Water and Society
Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, Michigan, 49931-1295, USA

Center E-mail:

MTU Arts and Human Sciences | Business | Computing | Engineering | Environmental Studies | Sciences | Technology