We’ve compiled a list of our most frequently asked questions for the Certificate of Graduate Study in Sustainable Family Enterprise (CGS-SFE).  If you have additional questions about the program, be sure to reach out to our Advisor Team at gsbgc@uvm.edu or submit the inquiry form available on this site.

What are the program admission requirements?

The Certificate of Graduate Study in Sustainable Family Enterprise can be earned as a stand-alone certificate for students already holding a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Students must apply to the CGS-SFE, before any courses are taken as they will need 9 graded credits as a graduate student in the program to obtain the certificate.The CGS-SFE can also be earned in conjunction with a current graduate degree program including the Certificate of Graduate Study in Sustainable Enterprise. Some or all of the courses for the certificate may be used to fulfill requirements or electives for the graduate degree program, subject to approval by the program. Students already enrolled in a master’s or doctoral program at UVM will need to apply no later than prior to completion of the final 6 credits in the certificate program. All credits must be completed at UVM within a five-year period. A minimum GPA of 3.00 must be achieved in the certificate program.

How much does the program cost?

Visit Student Financial Services page for details. See "Tuition for Certificate of Graduate Study in Sustainable Family Enterprise " section.

Can the course be taken from anywhere, including outside the US?

Yes. Our certificate is 100% online.

I am from California, therefore I am on Pacific Coast Time (UTC). How will I be able to tune into online lectures?

The CGS-SFE is being run as an asynchronous learning opportunity meaning the course content will be disseminated online to facilitate information sharing outside the constraints of time and place among the cohort of students. This method of teaching design makes it accessible to students, international audiences, and mid-career professionals.

When is the application deadline?

Rolling.

Have a question that is not listed here?

Our Advisors are here to help.  Please send us an email at gsbgc@uvm.edu or submit the inquiry form available on this site.

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What: Certificate of Graduate Study in Sustainable Family Enterprise
Application deadline: Rolling
Next Start Date: August 29, 2022
Certificate Tuition:
Note: GSB certificates have one set of tuition values, see here
Credits: 9 credits
Duration: Can be completed in as little as six months
Accreditation: Graduate Certificate
Learning Format: Online