Graduate Certificate on Humans and the Global Environment (CHANGE)
CHANGE is a non-degree graduate program that supplements your chosen major. It consists of a three semester core curriculum with supplementary training opportunities (such as mentoring in a summer outreach program to underrepresented students, international field experience, and/or teaching development opportunities). During their fourth semester students will have an opportunity to build upon the knowledge and skills acquired in the previous semesters to develop a dissertation or thesis research proposal that is truly transdisciplinary in scope. Students who complete the training program will be awarded a Graduate Certificate on Humans and the Global Environment.
The Certificate on Humans and the Global Environment has been officially approved by the UW Graduate School. Students interested in details of the program can learn more about it here. If you are interested in enrolling, the Nelson Institute has an online enrollment form. New groups of students are admitted to the CHANGE program every fall semester. If you have questions about the Certificate, please contact the Associate Director, Robert Beattie for more information.
We expect about 12-15 new graduate students per year to participate in the certificate as part of their graduate study at UW-Madison. All CHANGE Fellows (PhD students funded through UWs CHANGE-IGERT) are required to complete the CHANGE program.