6 months
33600 USD/year
33600 USD/year
13400 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The University of Arizona has responded to the growing public and professional interest in water policy by establishing a new Water Policy (Certificate NDP) from University of Arizona. The Certificate builds on the world-renowned expertise of UA faculty and programs in all aspects of water resources.

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Key Features

How people use and manage water is the core concern of water policy. Although the scientific and technical aspects of water issues are essential, the social and political aspects are now our larger challenge.

The University of Arizona 's Graduate Certificate in Water Policy offers breadth and depth of education. The Certificate is intended for two different and complementary groups of people who want to build their expertise in water policy: working professionals and UA graduate students. There is flexibility in both course selection and schedule, to meet the specific needs and interests of a variety of students.

The Water Policy (Certificate NDP) from University of Arizona is interdisciplinary. Although there are some administrative details that differ between working professionals and UA graduate students, all people admitted to the program must fulfill the same substantive requirements.

Much of the course-work emphasizes local and regional water policy issues in Arizona and the Southwestern U.S. However, students can also focus on broader national and international issues.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Economic Evaluation of Water and Env. Policy 
  • Water Law 
  • Environmental Policy 
  • Natural Resources Policy and Law 
  • Water Policy in Arizona and Semi-Arid Regions
  • Soil and Water Resources Engineering
  • Natural Resource Law and Economics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 6 months

Start dates & application deadlines


12 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • For admission to the certificate program, all applicants, whether working professionals or UA graduate students, must have a bachelor's degree, with a minimum Grade Point Average of 3.0 (B), or the equivalent.
  • To earn the Water Policy Certificate, students must complete a 12-unit program of study that includes core courses and thematic courses. Core courses focus on fundamental aspects of water law, policy, and economics. Thematic courses include a wide variety of specific topics and disciplines, so that individual students can customize a program to meet their particular interests.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 6 months.
  • National

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 6 months.
  • In-State

    13400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13400 USD per year during 6 months.

Living costs for Tucson

830 - 1140 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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