A graduate certificate is a non-degree credential, less extensive than a Master’s program, which is designed to provide students with a specialized set of courses that supplement a primary field of study, area of expertise, or provide an interdisciplinary experience within a defined body of knowledge. Certificates are encouraged in areas not currently addressed by a graduate degree program and where they might provide added benefits to students beyond existing degree programs. More information, please visit the Graduate Certificate Policy webpage.
College Education, Health, and Human Services
For current students, fill out a Declaration of Certificate Form.
For new students not enrolled in a UM-Dearborn degree program, please fill out the appropriate Certificate Program Application (accessed via the non-degree application online).
For more information regarding application to the CEHHS certificate programs, please visit the CEHHS Graduate Certificate Programs webpage.
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Degree Seeking Students
Students already enrolled in a graduate degree program at UM-Dearborn may declare a CECS graduate certificate to supplement their primary field of study or area of expertise. Students must complete at least 6 credit hours in their graduate degree program before applying to a certificate program. In order to declare a certificate, students must fill out a Declaration of Certificate Form and return it to Extended Learning & Outreach located in room 2000 Professional Education Center (PEC).
Non-Degree Seeking Students
Students may also pursue a graduate certificate as a non-degree seeking student. Students pursuing this option should complete the appropriate Certificate Program application (accessed via the non-degree application online).
Because of the relatively few credit hours required to earn a certificate, credits earned at another accredited institution, including another University of Michigan campus cannot be transferred into the UM-Dearborn CECS certificate program.