Certificate of Advanced Study in Environmental Decision Making

EMPA and EMIR students have the opportunity to concurrently pursue the five-course, 15-credit Graduate Certificate in Environmental Decision Making. These 15 credits are earned concurrently within the 30-credit EMPA degree.

The Certificate of Graduate Study in Environmental Decision Making is designed for graduate students enrolled in law, management, public administration, or information studies programs at Syracuse University.student in Environmental Decision Making class It provides an exposure to specialized environmental study that is relevant to students' primary professional interests in these fields. Because students in each of these fields will engage important environmental policy, program implementation, and decision-making processes in the course of their professional careers, the environmental orientation of this certificate program will help students better understand the complexities of environmental decision making.

The focus of certificate study is on environmental decision making, which can be defined as the process by which stakeholders in environmental outcomes engage in communications to seek solutions to environmental problems. The decision making focus furthermore expands the scope of "stakeholders" to include not only the institutions and agencies of government, but also the large variety of citizen-based nongovernmental organizations and the business and industrial private sector.

More program information, application and admission procedures can be found at ESF's Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies,  227 Bray Hall, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF), which administers the CAS in Environmental Decision Making..

Certificate Advisor

Valerie Luzadis, Chair, Environmental Studies & Director, RG Pack and Professor
106 Marshall Hall
1 Forestry Dr.
Syracuse, New York 13210
Phone: (315) 470-6636/470-6695
Email: vluzadis@esf.edu