Sustainable Landscapes Graduate Certificate

George Washington University

Date Posted: Oct. 15, 2018
Submitted by: Claire Pope
Sustainability Topics: Curriculum, Grounds
Content Type: Academic Programs
Discipline: Design
Program Type: Graduate Certificate/Diploma


The field of landscape design is growing as people call for beauty that can both point to the future and call us back to our natural element. As the demand for sustainable landscaping continues to rise, so is the demand for professionals with the latest knowledge in urban ecology, stormwater management, soil conservation, native plants and more.

A sustainable landscape: Follows ecological principles Treats stormwater as a resource Promotes biodiversity Promotes healthy soils Is inspired by native plant communities Conserves wildlife habitat Incorporates edible plantings Rebuilds ecosystems services Is healthy, beautiful and clean …Sustains life!

Designed for landscape and allied professionals, the Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Landscapes is tailored to students seeking a credential in the field but who are not in need of a complete master’s degree. Taught by expert practitioners in the field who can not only counsel students on improving their aesthetic acumen, but will also help them build their practice with the latest knowledge, sustainable design skills and solutions that achieve clients’ goals and satisfy state and local regulations.