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Online Graduate Certificate in Environmental & Energy Policy

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Solutions to Environmental Issues.

The Online Graduate Certificate in Environmental & Energy Policy from LSU Online provides graduates with a deep knowledge of the local, state, national, and international management of major environmental issues. By gaining a deep understanding of the market and regulatory forces that govern both renewable and non-renewable energy resources, graduates will be positioned to become leaders in addressing urgent energy and environmental policy problems.

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Flexible formats allow you to join the LSU community from anywhere.

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Named by Forbes as one of America’s Best Value Colleges.

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Complete the certificate in as little as one year.

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Receive a dedicated coach from application to graduation.

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LSU Online offers several ways to help you pay for your degree including credit for prior learning (PLA), financial aid, and veteran education benefits. Learn more.

Total credit hours per program: 12 credit hours

Cost per credit hour: $546

Total cost with fees: $6,552

Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Exact fees may vary by program. Please consult an Enrollment Coach for the final program cost.

Course Listings

  • ENVS 4261 - Energy and the Environment | Credit Hours: 3
  • ENVS 7041 - Environmental Policy and Analysis | Credit Hours: 3
  • ENVS 7043 - Environmental Law and Regulation | Credit Hours: 3
  • ENVS 7700 - Integrated Environmental Issue | Credit Hours: 3

Admission Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited institution with overall GPA of at least 3.00 on a 4-point scale. Applicants must have completed General Biology and General Chemistry. It is highly recommended applicants complete Statistics and Organic Chemistry.
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores of at least 213 (computer), 550 (paper), or 79 (Internet), or IELTS score of at least 6.5.
  • GRE scores are encouraged, but substitutions will be considered for exceptional applicants.
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation.
  • Personal statement expressing your interest in the program. In 500 words or less introduce yourself to the faculty, describe your professional and academic goals, and explain how you think our graduate certificate program fits your interests and goals.

Career Opportunities

  • Environmental Planner
  • Public Policy Analyst
  • Environmental Specialist
  • Compliance Officer
  • Environmental Policy Analyst
  • Policy Manager
  • Project Manager

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