Advanced Certificates

Advanced, or graduate, certificates are designed to provide focused study to support a particular career interest. Certificates are offered online and can be completed as an individual credential or incorporated into a related master's degree for those meeting the program admission requirements. Submit an application for admission during our Application Review period.

The certificate programs offer:

  • online course flexibility
  • advising by the certificate program coordinator
  • four courses (12 credits) unless otherwise noted
  • fall, spring, or summer starts for new students
  • summer 8-week or 15-week terms

Apply for a Graduate Certificate Program

Current Master's Degree Students

If you are currently enrolled in a master’s degree program, you may add an advanced certificate to your current degree program by completing the online application and paying the nonrefundable $50 orientation fee.

Future Students

To apply for a graduate certificate program, please complete an online application, pay the nonrefundable $50 orientation fee and have an official transcript sent directly from the institution that awarded your bachelor's degree.


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