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Clean Energy and Sustainability Certificate

Clean energy is rapidly becoming one of the fastest growing sectors of the US and global economy. With the goal that these new sources provide sustainable, dependable, and clean fuel for our current and future needs, there is enormous pressure on the industry to thrive and for it to do so while sustainably using natural resources and have a positive impact on the ecosystems on which we depend.

What You Can Do With A Certificate in Clean Energy and Sustainability

If you’re interested in how clean energy technology impacts the bottom-line, if you want to understand how policies impact the development and use of clean energy this program is for you. The program, offered in collaboration with the College of Management, is open to current graduate students from any program on campus as well as non-matriculated students who have completed a bachelor’s degree but seek additional graduate level training in this area of focus.

What You Can Take

You will complete 4 graduate level courses including 3 electives selected from courses in environmental management, clean energy entrepreneurship, renewable energy economics, climate and energy law and policy, climate change and business response, and environmental accounting. Students also complete an internship/Practicum experience working within a clean energy sector organization.

Program Contact


Juanita Urban-Rich, Graduate Programs Director (Juanita.Urban-Rich@umb.edu; 617.287.7485)