The Master of Architecture is an accredited professional degree with an emphasis on critical practice and sustainable design honed by the poetics of place. This rigorous and comprehensive curriculum provides graduates with the necessary skills to enter a diverse range of leadership positions in the field of architecture, design, and construction. Three different curriculum tracks are available, depending on the student’s prior experience and education.
The CESD Certificate Program is designed to train students to effectively work at the interface between environmental science and decision making. The overall goal of the program is to help students develop into professionals who are comfortable working with both scientific and decision-making communities in a variety of capacities. The CESD program is for graduate students and professionals who have earned a bachelor's degree.
The University of Arizona Graduate Certificate in Aquaculture supports research, development and training in aquatic food production systems with special interest in arid environments and developing countries. Current research includes rearing fish and shrimp in irrigation systems, fish and shrimp nutrition and pathology, re-use of effluents as fertilizers for field crops and improving soils with fish wastes, and sustainable systems including aquaponics and integrated multi-trophic aquaculture. The certificate is especially designed for working professionals and international students who may want additional graduate experience on a flexible or reduced time scale.
The LTRR is the world’s premier tree-ring research laboratory with the most diverse curriculum in dendrochronology, and this certificate will serve to increase awareness of this unique opportunity for UA and non-UA graduates and professionals. The certificate is available to graduate students and non-degree seeking professionals interested in dendrochronology. The LTRR expects this training will aid students and professionals in their careers by demonstrating their competence in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of dendrochronological data.
The University of Arizona offers state-of-the-art training in Geographic Information Science (GIS) through courses and hands-on application through the School of Natural Resources and the Environment and the School of Geography and Development. This certificate is available for graduate students who wish to augment their graduate degrees, recent graduates who want more training before they enter the work world, and professionals who need to develop a new skill set or formalize their training in GIS.
The Graduate Certificate in water policy is intended for two different and complementary groups of people who want to build their expertise in water policy: working professionals pursuing the certificate only and UA graduate students concurrently enrolled in a graduate degree program.
The UA offers continuing and professional education through online courses. Green Jobs Training opportunities range from classes on Certified Indoor Environmentalist (CIE) to LEED Building and Construction.
The UA’s Center for Integrative Medicine is offering the free six-credit course, Introduction to Environmental Medicine, to healthcare professionals. The online, interactive course is designed to help clinicians across medical specialties organize a treatment-approach to environmental toxins in air, land, and water, teaching them how to translate the research into effective prevention and educational tools for their patients. From lead poisoning to the safety of household cleaning products, cosmetics, and pesticides, this course explores the impact of environmental factors on the health of individuals and populations and provides background on several important emerging areas of research in environmental medicine that have immediate clinical relevancy.
The Lowell Professional Programs are designed to accommodate working professionals in the mineral resources industry. The focus is on continuing education, non-thesis master’s degrees, practical and intensive field courses, and distance learning, both live and on-demand. The Economic Geology program provides additional education and training for geologists who want to further their careers in the exploration and mining industry. Courses can be taken for credit or non-credit for professional development, or lead to a professional Master’s degree.