A certificate program is a body of coursework that focuses on a specific subject area. Certificate programs are much shorter in duration than degree programs and lead to an actual certificate of completion that can be added to your resume. Certificates tell the marketplace that you possess the current knowledge and skills to excel in the job.
At UM-Dearborn, we offer several certificates at the undergraduate and graduate level.
- African and African American Studies Certificate
- GIS Certificate (Geographic Information Systems) (PDF)
- Medical Sciences Certificate (PDF)
- Public Relations Certificate (PDF)
- Women's and Gender Studies Certificate
- Writing Certificate
A variety of graduate level certificates are offered.
Admission to Undergraduate Certificate Programs
Post degree (students already holding a bachelor’s or master’s degree) students apply for admission to a certificate program using the Campus Options Program (COP) application (exception: African and African American Studies Certificate – see below).
Students currently enrolled at UM-Dearborn apply for a certificate via a “Declaration of Minor/Certificate Form,” available in their academic advising office.
Students interested in pursuing the African and African American Studies Certificate should refer to the African and African American Studies website.
Post degree (students already holding a bachelor’s or master’s degree) students are not eligible for federal financial aid if pursuing a certificate program. Alternative loans are available.