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How to Apply

Visit our Application Page and click "Submit Application" to get started. You may start the application and return to complete it at any time.

Before you apply, please review the program schedule and program details to ensure you will be able to complete the program, and review the curriculum to make sure the program is right for you. You should also review the program costs page for information on tuition and scholarships.

Please note that applications are considered on a rolling basis and capacity is limited to 100 participants. The program may fill up before the final deadline, so apply early for the best chance of being considered.

Who is This Program For?

Are you a federal, state, and local public health worker, health educator, mental health professional, policymaker, environmental health professional, government official, clinician, advocate, or otherwise working in an area impacted by climate change? We created this program for you.

Required Materials

To apply to the certificate program, you must submit:

  • A completed online application form
  • A short personal statement (up to 750 words)
  • Your resume or CV

Scholarship Opportunities

A limited number of scholarships are available. For details on pricing, please review the program costs page.

Application Review

Applications are reviewed and admission granted on a rolling basis. Typically, you can expect a decision within two weeks of your application. Scholarship applicants will receive a decision after the scholarship deadline.

Payment Information

You do not need to enter payment information to submit your application. If you are admitted to the program, we will contact you with payment instructions. To secure your position in the program, you will need to make a deposit of $1,000 or 50% of your total tuition cost (whichever is less) within one week of receiving your admissions decision. The deposit will be applied to your tuition balance. The remaining tuition will be due on the payment deadline before the program begins. Please keep an eye out for emails from

Technical Requirements

To participate in the program, you will need consistent access to:

  • A computer, laptop, or tablet capable of playing audio and video purchased within the last 5 years
  • Internet connection (recommended speed at least 600 kbps)
  • A web camera and microphone
Equipment and software are the responsibility of the participant and will not be provided by Yale University.

Technical Support

All participants will receive access to technical support related to the use of the course platform and software. Please contact us at, for any questions about the application process.

Yale University's Nondiscrimination Statement

The University is committed to basing judgments concerning the admission, education and employment of individuals upon their qualifications and abilities and affirmatively seeks to attract to its faculty, staff and student body qualified persons of diverse backgrounds. In accordance with this policy and as delineated by federal and Connecticut law, Yale does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs or employment against any individual on account of that individual's sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.