Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Landscapes

Classes held at GW's Graduate Education Center, Arlington, VA

The mission of the Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Landscapes is to provide an innovative and relevant curriculum that reflects changing social attitudes towards the conservation and sustainability of our living environments. Landscape Designers will be called upon to provide design and implementation services that apply new strategies of plant and water conservation and energy efficiency. The Sustainable Landscapes program strives to provide advanced landscape design students and experienced landscape design professionals with a fundamental understanding of best practices in landscape conservation and sustainability, adapted to the small-scale landscape, at the neighborhood level.

Find out more information about our graduation rates, median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information.

A Stackable Credential

Combine this certificate with the Landscape Design Graduate Certificate to earn a Master of Professional Studies in Landscape Design.

Please visit the following links for information on the master's program at the Arlington location.

Or combine this certificate with the Graduate Certificate in Urban Sustainability along with four core planning courses to earn the Master of Professional Studies in Sustainable Urban Planning.

Program Contacts

Senior Marketing and Recruitment Specialist
Mona Yep
(703) 299-0199

Program Director
Adele N. Ashkar
(703) 248-6060

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This part–time Graduate Certificate program is offered via intensive weekend courses at GW’s Arlington Graduate Education Center, with distance learning units in between. Students meet for 2–3 weekends, including one all–day field trip, every semester.

  • 18 credit program

  • 9 courses: 1-4 credits each

  • Designed to be completed in 16 months

  • Scheduled to meet the needs of working landscape professionals.

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"Growing Green Yard by Yard" GW Magazine

Marion Clark Memorial Scholarship Fund