As a part of its commitment to continuing education, Extended Learning and Outreach offers graduate certificate programs which provide participants an opportunity to acquire expertise in a particular focus area. Program topics can also be customized to meet the needs of a particular industry. Each complete program topic area awards a minimum of 12 graduate credit hours.
There are two options available for students to pursue a graduate certificate:
Students already enrolled in a graduate degree seeking program at UM-
Dearborn may pursue a graduate certificate to supplement their primary field
of study or area of expertise. Students must complete at least 6 graduate
credit hours in a degree program before applying. For certificates offered in
conjunction with majors offered through the Rackham School of Graduate
Studies, not more than one-sixth of the credits required for the master's degree
may be double-counted with a certificate. Specific rules regarding the duplicate
use of credit hours are available at the Rackham Graduate School website at http://www.rackham.umich.edu/.
Students may also pursue a graduate certificate as a non-degree seeking
student. 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 certificate program. Students
pursuing this option should complete the Application for Non-Candidate for
A bachelor's degree in engineering or computer science, with an overall G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher, is required for entry into the certificate program. Applicants to Program & Project Management may also possess a degree in Business, Economics, Math or another Physical Science. Students must meet the minimal academic requirements established by the University and the College of Engineering and Computer Science.
A $35.00 fee is required at time of application. Upon completion, a $75.00 certification fee will be assessed. Mastercard, VISA, American Express, Discover and personal checks are accepted.
The following programs are offered through ELO:
Graduate Course Catalog