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Certificate - Environmental Atmospheric Science

Graduate Certificate in Environmental Atmospheric Science

This certificate is designed for students who have an interest in the environmental aspects of the Atmospheric Sciences. The intended audience is practitioners in the environmental field who want to broaden their expertise. The target audience would encompass individuals with engineering or science degrees. There are two suggested concentrations (see below) one addressing the needs of individuals interested in air quality the other energy.

Students who successfully complete the Graduate Certificate in Environmental Atmospheric Science at UMass Lowell with a GPA of 3.500 or higher may waive the GRE requirement if applying to the MS Environmental Studies-Atmospheric Science (option) program.

ARAdmission Requirements:

  • Baccalaureate degree in science, engineering or similar area from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.000. This requirement may be waived if the applicant has significant professional experience or submits other evidence supporting the likelihood of academic success.
  • Graduate Certificate Application Form.
  • Application Fee.
  • Official transcript from the baccalaureate (undergraduate) institution.
  • Citizens of non-English speaking countries who have never earned an academic degree in the United States must submit TOEFL scores.

CPCertificate Pathway:

Four courses (minimum of 12 credits) are required for an Environmental Atmospheric Science Certificate. Required course from Area I and three courses from Area II. For an Air Quality Focus or an Energy Focus, select Area II courses from the appropriate Focus course listing.


Area I. Foundation Course (3 cr)

Area II. Environmental and Energy Courses (Elect 3) (9 cr)

Total Credits (12 credits)

Air Quality Focus: 

For Area II, select three courses from the suggested courses listed below:

Energy Focus:

For Area II, select three courses from the suggested courses listed below: