To be admitted, you must be a degree-seeking or non-degree seeking student who has completed a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution or international student pursuing a full-time academic program at the University of Minnesota.
October 15: Spring semester
March 1: Fall or summer semester
Unofficial transcripts or academic records should be uploaded directly to the online application. International students should also upload an English translation if the transcript is not in English. Please do not mail in paper copies of your transcripts, there is no need for official transcripts or academic records for initial review.
If you are admitted, the University will then request official copies of this material.
English language test scores (TOEFL, IELTS, etc.)
Report your TOEFL, IELTS, or MELAB scores (non-native English speakers only).
Upload a statement (not to exceed three double-spaced pages) to your application, outlining your interests and professional goals. This statement is an integral part of your application and will be weighted heavily in its evaluation. You should include, minimally, the following points:
Certificate tuition varies, depending on a student’s enrollment status and residency. Tuition fees are charged according to the following criteria:
General financial aid advising and information are available through One Stop.
For graduate assistantship/scholarship information (for students enrolled in graduate degree programs), contact the Graduate Assistant Employment office:
Mail: 200 Donhowe Minneapolis, MN 55455
Walk-in: 100 Donhowe Minneapolis, MN 55455
Final certificate clearance depends on completion of all course requirements, including the posting of final grades to the student’s transcript. Students will have a maximum of seven years to complete coursework for the certificate.
In addition to completing all program requirements, students must complete the following degree application process. Navigate to the graduate completion application via MyU through the “Academics” tab > “Degree Progress” and click on the Apply to Graduate link. Complete a Graduate Degree Plan listing your 13 program credits and signed by your adviser. Forms must be turned in no later than the first of the month that you intend to graduate.
Successful completion of the certificate will be noted on the student's official University of Minnesota transcript and an official certificate will be issued.