Application Process

You may apply to take EICES Certificate courses at any time.

Matriculating certificate candidates are admitted into the program on a competitive basis. The application can be submitted electronically through ApplyYourself. Or, applications can be emailed to; faxed to 212 854-8188 or mailed to:

EICES Certificate Program Admissions
1007 Schermerhorn Extension, 10th Floor, MC 5557
1200 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027

To apply to individual courses offered contact EICES at
Applicants to the Executive Education Certificate in Conservation and Environmental Sustainability or to individual courses are informed of admission decisions within two weeks of submitting their application.  Matriculating certificate candidates must enroll in at least two courses per semester in order to maintain standing and complete the program within three years.

Program Fees

Tuition for each 10-hour course is $840 for the 2015-2016 Academic Year.  There is a one-time transcript fee of $105 for all new students enrolling in courses.  Optional field-course fees may apply.

Dates and Deadlines

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year – you may apply at any time.

Program Application Checklist

  • Application (online or program application form)
  • A non-refundable $95.00 application fee payable by check or money order made payable to ‘Columbia University’
  • An unofficial copy of your most recent college transcript.
  • Current Resume / CV.
  • A brief description of why you have chosen to participate in the EICES Certificate Program (approximately 500-750 words).
  • Letter of recommendation