Published on June 26, 2020 by Sean Flynt  
Graduate Certificates
Both programs focus on solving environmental problems. Photo: David Frings

Samford University has launched two new all-online graduate certificate programs associated with its Master of Science in Environmental Management (MSEM). The 12-hour programs offer professionals the opportunity to develop key skills in a growing field without committing to a full graduate degree. The academic credits can be applied toward the MSEM degree if students are later accepted in that program.

Students in the new Graduate Certificate in Environmental Management program will learn to apply interdisciplinary concepts and methods to address environmental problems facing industry, nonprofits, governments and individuals.

Students in the Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems program will develop the skills needed for sophisticated gathering, analysis, mapping, and reporting of geographic data related to the environment.

Both programs are currently accepting applications for the fall 2020 semester.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.