Students in the Landscape Design graduate certificate program turn their passion into a marketable career by studying horticulture, nursery and planting standards and the creative process of design. This certificate is taught as a cohort program. It can be stacked at a later date with the graduate certificate in Sustainable Landscapes (taught via distance learning with four short-term residencies at GW’s Alexandria Graduate Education Center) for a Master of Professional Studies in Landscape Design.
Students must complete two introductory courses, plus 26 credit hours, attaining a GPA of 3.0 or above. The program is designed to be completed in two-and-a-half years. Permission from the instructor is required for students not admitted to the Graduate Certificate Program to take courses 201 and above. A maximum of six credits (including introductory courses) can be taken in non-degree status.
- Note: The Landscape Design program at the GW Virginia Science and Technology Campus has suspended applications for 2011-2012. Interested students are welcome to join the program at GW's Graduate Education Center in Arlington.