Ecological Economics is based on the understanding that the economy is grounded in a larger ecological system. It strives to create a future that is environmentally sustainable, socially equitable, and economically efficient.
Taught by leading experts in the field, the Ecological Economics Graduate Certificate is a 15- to 21-credit, problem-based program, depending on previous credits and life experience. Graduate students and professions gain a solid foundation in Ecological Economics and develop new skills to help you contribute to the big picture at your organization, in your research and throughout your career, including a theoretical and practical framework for integrating economic and ecological systems in real world scenarios.
The certificate is managed jointly by the Gund Institute and the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, and conferred by UVM’s Graduate College.
To pursue a PhD degree in ecological economics, UVM offers the Economics for the Anthropocene graduate training and research program. This international partnership between UVM, McGill University (Montreal) and York University (Toronto) combines ecological economics with an emphasis on real-world environmental solutions.