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Apply now for the Ecosa Institute’s Ecological Design Certificate. Our program is designed for adventurous, bold, and self-directed students of all backgrounds, including those with design and non-design based degrees. Design permeates every aspect of our lives and a deep understanding of whole-systems thinking will benefit professionals in every field. Students who participate in our Certificate in Ecological Design Program are pioneers searching for significant learning and novel ways of thinking. Our students understand the need to develop skills that will enable them to navigate the changes coming in the 21st century.

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Application Procedure

Application ButtonAs sutainable design is an integrative and multi-disciplinary process, our four month Ecological Design Certificate Program is open to students and professionals from a wide range of backgrounds and disciplines; all are encouraged to apply.

Applicants are required to submit:

  • A two-page single spaced autobiographical sketch including the experiences that you believe interested you in design as well as your educational history and career goals.
  • A list of your strengths and weaknesses.
  • One example that you believe will demonstrate your creative abilities. This could be a portfolio, photographs, videos, essays, or a web page link. Do not send items that do not fit in a standard 9” x 12” envelope. If you need these materials returned before the program begins enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope or packaging.
  • A $25.00 application fee, payable in one of the ways below:
    • By check: made out to Ecosa Institute
    • Cash: accepted at the Ecosa Institute Office if you drop off your application in person.

If you prefer to apply through email, please send your application materials to contact@ecosa.org. Once we receive your application and payment we will send you an acknowledgment email. Please feel free to call 928-541-1002 for additional application information or any questions about our programs.

Application Deadlines

Fall 2015

Admission is rolling and spaces are reserved on a first-come-first served basis. To reserve a place in the program, we recommend that you apply as early as possible to avoid being on a waiting list in the case of limited space.

Spring 2016

Admission is rolling and spaces are reserved on a first-come-first served basis. To reserve a place in the program, we recommend that you apply as early as possible to avoid being on a waiting list in the case of limited space.