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Graduate Certificate in Petroleum Engineering (Unconventional Resources)

Program Details

The University of Southern California offers an online Graduate Certificate in Petroleum Engineering (Unconventional Resources). Students typically have a degree in Petroleum Engineering, and are looking to develop a level of expertise in the tools and technologies of unconventional resources. A variety of career opportunities exist, but primarily in the areas of Green Technology, Oil Industry, Transportation, Mining, Storage, Drilling, and Consulting Firms.


  • An undergraduate degree in Petroleum Engineering (or other engineering, math or hard science with assigned deficiencies) from a regionally-accredited college or university.
  • Satisfactory cumulative undergraduate GPA (grade point average)
  • Satisfactory GRE test scores
  • Official sealed transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Letters of Recommendation (3 Required)
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume

Accreditation & Licensing

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission