How to apply to the Climate Change Solutions Graduate Certificate Program
Any student with a bachelor’s degree who has been admitted to one of the University’s science (natural or social), engineering, or professional graduate degree programs or who is currently enrolled in one of these graduate programs is eligible to submit an application to the Climate Change Solutions Graduate Certificate Program.
Currently enrolled students must be carrying a B average or better. Students must have at least one semester of grades at U-M before being admitted to a Rackham graduate certificate programs; for students who apply in their first semester, we will hold their applications and evaluate them once their first semester grades have been posted.
Applicants will be evaluated based on the relevance of the student’s interests and career plans to the program as outlined in the letter of intent, as well as the student’s academic performance at UM.
The deadlines for applications are November 1st and March 1st. Those who wish to apply to the program will submit the following materials:
For students who are enrolled in a Rackham administered program (i.e. Civil and Environmental Engineering, Environment and Sustainability, Chemistry, Urban Planning, etc.):
- Complete the Dual Admission application through Rackham. Please choose “Climate Change Solutions Certificate” as your program of application. The program code is 02388.
- As part of the application, include a one-page statement that explains how the Climate Change Solutions program will contribute to the student’s education and future career and includes a proposed course plan (“Academic Statement of Purpose”), and a current CV uploaded as a part of the Rackham application.
For students not currently enrolled in a Rackham graduate program:
- Complete the Rackham application online. Please choose “Climate Change Solutions Certificate” as your program of application. Note that courses taken to complete certificate requirements should be registered for under Rackham (dual-enrollment is allowed).
- One-page statement that explains how the Climate Change Solutions program will contribute to the student’s education and future career and includes a proposed course plan (“Academic Statement of Purpose”), a personal statement, and a current CV uploaded as a part of the Rackham application.
If you are unsure of your Rackham enrollment status, please see this list of graduate and professional degree programs not administered by Rackham.
If you have any questions about the Climate Change Solutions Graduate Certificate Certificate Program, including application and completion requirements, please email CLaSP Student Services.