- Academic Credit Certificates
- Accounting Certificate
- Addiction Studies Graduate Certificate
- Addiction Studies Undergraduate Certificate
- Applied Business Certificate
- Construction Management Certificate
- Facility Management Certificate
- Health Services Management Certificate
- Information Technology Infrastructure Certificate
- Interpreting Certificate
- Manufacturing Operations Management Certificate
- Private College Leadership Certificate
- Professional Development Certificates
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is it important that I apply for admission into the program?
You may take one or two courses in this certificate program before applying for official admission. However, you should apply for admission in the program as soon as possible because, as an admitted certificate student, you will:
- be assured that all of your course work will count toward the certificate (unless requirements change);
- receive relevant updates about the program;
- have access to academic advising;
- have an opportunity to register earlier than a student who is not admitted;
- not be assessed the University of Minnesota Student Services fee if you are admitted to a certificate program and not admitted to a degree program;
- be assured that the tuition you pay for a course is the approved certificate tuition rate.
How long will it take for me to complete the program?
Students have four years to complete a certificate. If additional time is needed, you may petition for an extension.
Can I include this certificate in a degree program?
Your credits earned through this certificate program may be transferable to a degree program. Check with the appropriate degree program adviser to determine if the credits will transfer.
Do I have to take the courses in order?
Most courses required for certificate programs need not be taken in any fixed order, though some courses are sequenced. Also, some 4000- and 5000-level classes have prerequisite course work. Prior to taking such classes, you must complete the stated prerequisite course work or be given permission by the instructor to register.
Where can I learn more about employment opportunities with this certificate?
Informal interviews with professors, supervisors, or professionals working in your career of interest are very effective ways to find out more about the field and about necessary skills, experience, qualifications, and how the certificate can best work for you. In addition, the College of Continuing Education offers career and lifework planning tools including individual consultations, workshops, and career-related assessments that can help you explore career options.
Can previous credits I have earned elsewhere be used towards the certificate requirements?
With approval, transfer course work completed at the University of Minnesota or any other accredited institution can make up 40 percent of the certificate requirements. At least 60 percent of the credits for the completion of the certificate must be earned after admission to the certificate and must be completed at the University of Minnesota.