Environmental Management

Complex regulations, environmental treaties, and multinational corporate environmental programs will determine how environmental managers approach their roles in the future. The Environmental Management Certificate program provides students with the tools and techniques they need to understand the complex issues of future environmental management. 

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Environmental Management (certificate)

The program blends courses in fundamentals such as regulations and compliance issues, with leading edge concepts in life-cycle analysis, risk management, and remediation technologies. Students must complete five courses, including one course in each of three focus areas: environmental engineering and technology, environmental health, and policy. The two remaining courses can be selected from any of the focus areas.

The program is open to students with a bachelor's degree and two years of work experience. Additionally, students should have some knowledge of current environmental issues, and should have undergraduate coursework in natural or physical science, mathematics, or engineering.

Students interested in earning a graduate degree can often apply all credits earned in the Certificate program toward a Tufts Master of Science degree in the Environmental Health or the Environmental and Water Resources Engineering tracks in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering


Laurie Gaskins Baise
Department Chair and Professor
Ph.D. , University of California at Berkeley
Geosystems Engineering, Earthquake Engineering, Seismic Mapping
Jay Borkland - Research Associate Professor
Jay Borkland
Research Associate Professor
M.A. , State University of New York at Buffalo
Brian Brenner - Professor of the Practice
Brian Brenner
Professor of the Practice
P.E., M.S. , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Structural Engineering, Concrete Design, Bridge Analysis and Design, Structural Analysis/Design
Natalie Cápiro - Research Assistant Professor
Natalie Cápiro
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Ph.D. , Rice University
Environmental biotechnology and bioremediation applications, fate and transport of persistent organic groundwater contaminants
Wayne Chudyk
Associate Professor
P.E., Ph.D. , University of Illinois, Urbana
Drinking Water Quality and Toxic Materials, Groundwater Monitoring
Luis Dorfmann - Professor
Luis Dorfmann
Ph.D , University of California, Los Angelos
Mathematical models of material behavior, Nonlinear magneto- and Electromechanical interactions, Biomechanics of soft materials, Rubber elasticity and inelasticity, Material science
John Durant
P.E., Ph.D. , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Environmental Engineering, Fate and Transport of Pollutants in Surface Water and Air
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Ki-Do Eum
Research Assistant Professor
Ph.D. , Seoul National University
John Germaine - Research Professor
John Germaine
Research Professor
Ph.D. , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Geotechnical, Laboratory Testing, Automation, Soil Behavior, Physical Properties, Mechanical Properties
David M. Gute
Ph.D., M.P.H. , Yale University
Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology, Environmental Health and Safety
Eric Hines - Professor of the Practice
Eric Hines
Professor of the Practice
P.E., Ph.D. , University of California, San Diego
Structural Engineering, Earthquake Engineering, Steel Design, Concrete Design, Structural Systems Design
Richard P. Hooper - Research Professor
Richard P. Hooper
Research Professor
Ph.D , Cornell University
Water informatics, Hillslope hydrology and Catchment biogeochemistry, Information systems, Community-based research infrastructure
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Neelakshi Hudda
Research Assistant Professor
Ph.D. , University of Southern California
Shafiqul Islam
Ph.D. , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Water Diplomacy, Hydroclimatology, Hydroepidemiology, Remote Sensing, Climate Challenges
Magaly Koch - Lecturer
Magaly Koch
Ph.D. , Boston University
Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems
Daniel A. Kuchma
Ph.D. , University of Toronto
Design, Behavior, and Modeling of Concrete Structures
Jonathan Lamontagne - Assistant Professor
Jonathan Lamontagne
Assistant Professor
Ph.D , Cornell University
Water resources, Decision making under uncertainty, Hydrologic statistics, Integrated global change assessment
Daniele Lantagne
Ph.D., P.E. , London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Water treatment, developing countries, emergencies, water quality
James Limbrunner - Professor of the Practice
James Limbrunner
Professor of the Practice
Ph.D. , Tufts University
Hydrology, water resources systems, IWRM
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Babak Moaveni
Ph.D. , University of California, San Diego
Structural health monitoring, system and damage identification of civil structures, experimental modal analysis, signal processing, uncertainty quantification
Elena Naumova - Adjust Professor
Elena Naumova
Adjunct Professor, Academic Dean for Faculty
Ph.D , Novosibirsk State Technical University
public health, infectious disease, environmental epidemiology, molecular biology, nutrition and growth
Greses Perez
Greses Pérez
McDonnell Family Assistant Professor in Engineering Education
PhD , Stanford University
Brain and Learning Sciences, Science Education, Engineering Education, Diversity and Identity, Technology and Education, Language and Cognition, Multicompetence
Andrew Ramsburg
Associate Professor & Associate Chair
Ph.D. , Georgia Institute of Technology
Innovative Technologies for Site Remediation; Fate and Transport of Contaminants in the Subsurface Environment
Masoud Sanayei - Professor
Masoud Sanayei
Ph.D. , University of California, Los Angeles
Structural Engineering, Structural Health Monitoring of Bridges, Floor Vibrations for Human Comfort and Sensitive Equipment, Nondestructive Testing of Full-Scale Structures
Helen Suh - Professor
Helen Suh
Sc.D. , Harvard University
Air pollution health effects, Environmental exposure assessment, Epidemiology
Deborah Sunter - Visiting Assistant Professor
Deborah Sunter
Assistant Professor
computational modeling, energy policy, design
Christopher Swan - Associate Professor, Dean of Undergraduate Education
Christopher Swan
Associate Professor
Ph.D. , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Environmental Geotechnology, Geotechnical Engineering
Robert C. Viesca - Associate Professor
Robert C. Viesca
Associate Professor
Ph.D. , Harvard University
Applied mathematics and mechanics for geophysical and engineering problems
Richard Vogel - Research Professor
Richard M. Vogel
Research Professor
Ph.D. , Cornell University
Water Resources, Hydrology, Hydraulics and Environmental Statistics

Application Deadline

For deadline information, visit https://asegrad.tufts.edu/admissions/application-deadlines.

Application Requirements

> Application Fee
> Resume/CV
> Personal Statement
> Essay
> Official TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo test scores (if applicable)
> Transcripts
> One letter of recommendation


For questions about this program, including scholarships and assistantships, please contact the graduate program director.
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