Graduate level certificates are graduate courses of study approved by an academic unit designed to provide professional development and career advancement opportunities, to broaden career options, to enhance an individual's skills, or to educate professionals as part of the process of life-long learning.
The certificate program is not a degree program, although courses completed as part of the certificate curriculum could be used in meeting degree requirements where appropriate.
The Department of Technology offers two graduate level certificates:
Each graduate certificate requires three specific courses totaling nine credit hours. Courses completed as a portion of the certificate program may also be counted toward the requirements of the Master of Science in Technology degree.
The Department of Technology graduate coordinator will advise students and confirm completion of certificate requirements.
To be admitted, you must have an undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 2.8 or a 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework. Program applicants with GPA's lower than 2.8 overall or 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate course work must submit their scores of the General Test of the GRE to be considered for probationary program admission. At least two letters of recommendation attesting to your professional accomplishments and contributions and leadership potential must be submitted. Please visit Graduate Admissions for an application form.
We recommend all international students consult the Graduate School for additional information.
After admittance to a non-degree graduate certificate program, the student should complete the Plan of Study for the certificate.
In order to be awarded the certificate, all required courses must be completed with a "B" or better. All certificate required coursework must be completed in the Department of Technology at Illinois State University.
All requirements for a graduate level certificate must be completed within six calendar years, beginning with the date the student first registers as a graduate level certificate student.
Dr. Klaus Schmidt
Phone: (309) 438-3502
Location: 210A Turner Hall