Graduate Certificate in Petroleum Engineering (Unconventional Resources)
University of Southern California

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

School Accreditation Statement

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