As part of our commitment to continuing education, CECS offers 20 graduate-level certificate programs to provide industry professionals an opportunity to acquire expertise in a particular focus area.

Courses completed toward one certificate area may not be double-counted toward additional certificates. 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.

All of our graduate certificate program courses can be completed online.


Applicants must possess an undergraduate degree in an engineering or computer science discipline with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants who wish to pursue the Program & Project Management certificate may also possess a degree in Business, Economics, Math or another Physical Science. The deadline to apply for a certificate program is no later than 1 month prior to the term an applicant wants to enroll in courses. For more information on academic terms, please visit the University of Michigan-Dearborn Academic Calendar.

Completion of Certificate

Certificates are conferred three times per year: Fall, Winter, and Summer semester. A Program Completion Form should be completed and submitted to Records & Registration at the beginning of the term in which a student expects to complete their certificate requirements.  When applying for certification, all graduate certificate students are to abide by the official graduation timetable, which is predetermined by Enrollment Services and Office of the Registrar. Students not meeting certificate requirements must apply for certification in a subsequent term by the specified deadline date. Students completing a certificate only are not eligible to participate in Commencement. Questions regarding completing a certificate can be directed to [email protected] or 313-583-6500. 

Please visit the Majors and Minors page for information regarding the Undergraduate Certificate in Practical Aspects of Computer Security (PACS).

CECS Graduate Education Office

2060/2070 - Professional Education Center
4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128
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