Degree Concentration: Sustainability

Be exposed to sustainability issues in the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, business management, law, and policy.

The Wake Forest Center for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability (CEES) and the School of Divinity provide students with exposure to sustainability issues through the Graduate Certificate in SustainabilityThe certificate requires the completion of 12 credit hours in coursework related to natural science, social sciences and humanities, business management, and law and policy. An application is required.

Concentration Requirements

Spring Courses

  • SUS 691 Special Topics (Inventing Your Future) (1.5h)
  • SUS 702 Sustainable Organizational Mgt (3h)
  • SUS 704 Environmental Law & Policy (3h)
  • SUS 706 Applied Sustainability: Creativity and Impact (2h)


  • A variety of 1h optional electives are also available each year.

Although these credit hours can be completed during any year of the Master of Divinity, students with this concentration are considered students in the Graduate School during the final (sixth) semester of their course of study.

Concentration Audit Form

Application Instructions

Application materials should be submitted directly to the Wake Forest University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. GRE scores are not required for application to the certificate program.  A complete application will contain all of the following:

  • Application
  • Official Transcripts
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Statement of Interest
  • Application Fee

The application deadline for the certificate option is March 31.

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