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Sustainability and Development MasterTrack™ Certificate


Learn how to design innovative solutions to core sustainability and development challenges. Sustainability and development pose unprecedented challenges as human societies grow and seek to ensure future wellbeing and prosperity. In this online certificate program, we’ll focus on addressing the challenges of sustainability and development with actionable knowledge for innovating solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.

You'll be introduced to the main theoretical currents in Sustainability and Development as a field of study with an in-depth understanding of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the methods and skills necessary for designing innovative solutions to sustainability and development problems.

In addition to committing 6-8 hours of weekly study over a period of four months, you’ll complete the certificate with a course consisting of two projects. In the first project, you will analyze three Michigan Sustainability Cases and synthesize their lessons for sustainability and development. In the second project, you will create your own Michigan Sustainability Case on the Gala case creation interface and develop an instructional component for the case of your choosing with a faculty member. You can use your Sustainability and Development MasterTrack Certificate as a pathway to the associated Master of Science in Environment and Sustainability in the School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) at the University of Michigan.

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  • Language


  • Duration

    25 weeks

  • Status


  • U-M Credit Eligible



  • Arun Agrawal

    Samuel Trask Dana Professor

    U-M School for Environment and Sustainability

  • Bilal Butt

    Associate Professor

    U-M School for Environment and Sustainability

  • Maria Carmen Lemos


    U-M School for Environment and Sustainability

  • Rebecca D. Hardin

    Associate Professor

    School For Environment and Sustainability

  • Pamela Jagger

    Associate Professor

    U-M School for Environment and Sustainability

  • Meha Jain

    Assistant Professor

    School for Environment and Sustainabiity

Courses (5)