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Graduate Certificates

Admissions Requirements

Prospective students may apply for admissions to the Graduate Certificate programs throughout the year.

For consideration, applicants must submit the following to the Office of Graduate Admissions (the same admissions requirements apply to students who will enroll to only one course):

  1. A completed application - Apply Now 
  2. Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts (undergraduate degree must be from an accredited college or university)
  3. An original essay of at least 250 words on the topic: “Why A Graduate Certificate in (insert name of specific certificate) is important to my personal and professional goals"
  4. If applying for the Narrative Medicine Certificate, please include an additional essay:
    1. An original essay of at least 250 words on the topic: “Why I am interested in the MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing and what I will bring to the program as a learner and writer.” (a personal statement of no more than one page)
  5. A current resume
  6. Two recommendations - Download the form here
  7. A signed program requirement form, if required, for the specific certificate program 
    1. Program Requirement form for Language and Literacy Certificate, Autism Spectrum Disorders Certificate, and Transition Specialist Certificate
    2. Program Requirement form for Advanced Trauma-Informed Counseling Certificate.

Please visit the Graduate Certificates page to learn about our offerings.