Graduate Certificate

Environmental Humanities Graduate Certificate


Open to graduate students from all departments and schools, including the sciences, the Certificate in Environmental Humanities trains graduate students to integrate methods of the humanities into cross-disciplinary environmental research. Through a shared seminar, two elective courses, and participation in labs and colloquium, students learn to use skills, knowledges, tools, and archives of the humanities to advance pluralist, collaborative approaches to environmental issues.

Certificate Requirements:

Twelve credit hours:

  • 3 hour seminar ENVH 6000: Introduction to Environmental Humanities
    • offered in Spring semesters by a core EH faculty member
  • 6 hours of electives
    • At least one course from outside the student’s home department
    • EH-themed courses listed on website; or, with permission, students may add an EH component to other graduate courses
    • EH electives may also count toward the degree requirements of ones’ program
  • Three semesters of 1-hour participation in EH research colloquium and/or transdisciplinary lab

Students will be assigned a faculty mentor from outside their department to advise course selection and approve credit requirements. The EH faculty mentor may be available, but is not required, to participate on the examination or thesis committee for master’s students and on the dissertation proposal and defense committees for a doctoral student.

Each candidate will publicly present their research in some form, as approved by their EH adviser. Whether in website or podcast form, or a talk or workshop, each graduate of the certificate program will have experience formulating their research for broad public engagement.

Questions can be directed to any of our core faculty members.