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Watershed Studies and Management Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Watershed Studies and Management offers graduate students working in a relevant disciplinary area an opportunity to receive special recognition for interdisciplinary work related to watersheds. At present, participating departments include Biological Sciences, Geological Sciences, and Geography. Students will work closely with the core faculty involved with the Center for Integrated Watershed Studies (CIWS) as well as members of faculty in their own departments (as applicable).

The purpose of the certificate is for those participating to achieve:

  • Sound scientific understanding of the functioning of watersheds; their hydrology, ecology and chemical cycling
  • Sound understanding of anthropogenic factors that affect watersheds;  the relationships between land use, zoning, management decisions and watershed functioning

The certificate will provide graduate students experience in interdisciplinary, watershed-related work, while at the same time, developing their own disciplinary expertise.

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Application Deadline

The certificate application deadline is rolling.

Admission Requirements*

Applicants must submit the Graduate School's required admission materials:

  • Online graduate degree application and application fee
  • Official transcript(s) from each college/university at which you earned a degree (Current Binghamton University graduate students or individuals also applying to a master's or doctoral program at Binghamton University do not need to submit transcripts with their certificate application.)

Important note: Funding is not available to non-degree students completing certificate programs. Certificate students are not automatically admitted to master's or doctoral programs. They must meet the admissions requirements of those degree programs and be accepted. Students may concurrently apply for a certificate and a Binghamton University graduate degree program. However, a student cannot be awarded a certificate twice, nor can a student apply work for one certificate to a different certificate. Learn more about graduate certificate programs.

Applicant Qualifications

Applicants must be enrolled in a graduate program at Binghamton University.

*This information is subject to change. While we make every effort to keep it accurate and up-to-date, we recommend you contact the department for program-specific requirements.

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John Titus, Associate Professor (Biological Sciences) and CIWS Director

Joseph Graney, Assistant Professor (Geological Sciences) and CIWS Associate Director

Center for Integrated Watershed Studies website


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Last Updated: 11/25/14