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How to Earn Your Graduate Certificate

Step 1: Prepare

>Review the certificate requirements. Speak with the certificate coordinator and/or your graduate advisor to confirm you can enroll in the necessary courses and meet any other requirements.

Step 2: Apply for the Program

Apply online for your certificate at

If you wish to apply for more than one certificate, submit separate applications. You will receive an email when your application has been approved. If you do not receive an email within one month, contact your certificate's coordinator.

Step 3: Complete Requirements

Complete your courses and satisfy any non-course requirements (e.g., thesis, dissertation, or capstone project).

Step 4: Apply for Graduation

As you prepare to graduate with your degree, submit an application to graduate at You will apply to graduate for each curriculum you earn (your degree and any certificates).