6 months
33600 USD/full
33600 USD/full
13400 USD/full
Tuition fee
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The Aquaculture (Certificate NDP) program offered by The University of Arizona supports research, development and training in aquatic food production systems with special interest in arid environments and developing countries. 

Visit the official programme website for more information


Current research includes rearing fish and shrimp in irrigation systems, fish and shrimp nutrition and pathology, re-use of effluents as fertilizers for field crops and improving soils with fish wastes, and sustainable systems including aquaponics and integrated multi-trophic aquaculture.

The Aquaculture (Certificate NDP) program offered by The University of Arizona is especially designed for working professionals and international students who may want additional graduate experience on a flexible or reduced time scale. 

Environmental Science 

The Department of Environmental Science (ENVS) brings together a faculty of outstanding scientists, distinguished by their understanding of soil, water, and the environment, and their ability to carry out research and planning towards the solution of environmental and resource use problems.  

The department offers graduate work leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Environmental Science, with focal areas in either Environmental Science, or Soil and Water Science.  Also offered are an accelerated Master of Science degree in Environmental Science, dual Master of Science degrees in Journalism and Environmental Science, and in Business Administration and Environmental Science, and a Graduate Certificate in Aquaculture. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Aquaculture
  • Freshwater and Marine Algae
  • Shrimp Pathology
  • Ichthyology
  • Aquatic Plants and the Environment
  • Environmental Microbiology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 6 months

Start dates & application deadlines


16 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • ALL applicants must be accepted for admission to both The Department of Environmental Science and The University of Arizona Graduate College.  Minimum eligiblity requirements for admission to The Graduate College include completion of a bachelor's degree or an equivalent degree and a 3.000 grade point average on a 4.000 grade scale.
Required application materials include the following:
  • An official on-line application for admission to the UA Graduate College.
  • Letter of Intent (one to two page letter specifying your area of interest and goals).
  • Three letters of recommendation (letters should be printed on letterhead and submitted electronically.       
  • Official transcripts from ALL institutions attended.  If you are currently in the process of completing a degree program, please mail your transcript, including your current course schedule, and later submit a MANDATORY final, official transcript that lists your graduation date and degree awarded.  

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    33600 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD for the full programme during 6 months.
  • National

    33600 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD for the full programme during 6 months.
  • In-State

    13400 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13400 USD for the full programme 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.


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