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.
Course work applied toward one certificate area may not be double-counted toward a second certificate. Replacement courses may be elected with the approval of the program advisor. Students admitted to a CECS graduate certificate program have 3 years from their first semester of enrollment to complete the required number of credit hours for the certificate. Students have 2 years from the date they complete the last required graduate certificate course to apply for the certificate to be granted.
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 program topics are offered through ELO:
Graduate Course Catalog