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Graduate Certificate in Water Policy



What will I learn?

The University of Arizona has responded to the growing public and professional interest in water policy by establishing a new Graduate Certificate in Water Policy. The Certificate builds on the world-renowned expertise of UA faculty and programs in all aspects of water resources.

The University of Arizona's Graduate Certificate in Water Policy offers breadth and depth of education. The Certificate is intended for two different and complementary groups of people who want to build their expertise in water policy: working professionals and UA graduate students. There is flexibility in both course selection and schedule, to meet the specific needs and interests of a variety of students.

The program is interdisciplinary. Although there are some administrative details that differ between working professionals and UA graduate students, all people admitted to the program must fulfill the same substantive requirements.

Much of the course-work emphasizes local and regional water policy issues in Arizona and the Southwestern U.S. However, students can also focus on broader national and international issues.

Which department am I in?

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Study options

Full Time (Minimum credits: 12 units)

Tuition fees
US$34,358.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

21 August 2023


The University of Arizona



85721, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

International applicants who have already completed an undergraduate degree.

For international students

For admission to the certificate program, all applicants, whether working professionals or UA graduate students, must have a bachelor's degree, with a minimum Grade Point Average of 3.0 (B), or the equivalent.

Acceptable English Proficiency credentials:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - minimum score of 79 iBT (or 60 on the revised PBT with no section score lower than 15). Individual MyBest scores must also be dated within 2 years of the enrollment term to be considered valid.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - minimum composite score of 7, with no subject area below a 6
  • Pearson PTE Academic - minimum score of 60
  • Graduate English Language Endorsement from the Center for English as a Second Language (CESL)
  • CEPT Full Academic test - offered by our Center for English as a Second Language (CESL), minimum Total score of 110.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About The University of Arizona

UArizona is ranked in the top 1 percent of universities worldwide, with research and development expenditure in the top 4 percent in the U.S.

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