Graduate Certificate Programs

Please see the program sections of the Graduate Catalog for specific details about each certificate program offered.

Certificate Department Certificate Description
Advanced Composite Materials Interdisciplinary A 12-hour program aimed at equipping students with the knowledge of advanced composites including materials and processes, manufacturing, and structural analysis and design.
Aging Studies Public Health A 15-hour online program designed to allow graduate students and working professionals to expand their knowledge in the fundamental concepts of aging, to better serve an aging population they frequently encounter. The GCAGE prepares students in aging-specific areas of health communication, navigating the Medicare system, biological process, public health priorities, and interprofessional perspectives.
Building-Level Leadership1 Educational Leadership A 15-21 hour program whose goal is to provide a path for students who currently have a master's degree in an education-related field (e.g. curriculum and instruction, school counseling, etc.) and are currently employed in preK-12 education to be recommended for building licensure.
Business Analytics Business A 12-hour program designed to provide students with exposure to a variety of data management approaches, analytical and statistical methods, and analytical tools used in the industry to run and manage analytics programs. Provides extensive exposure on concepts, tools, and applications in the domain of analytics. In addition to providing hands on training on various tools, the program will impart skills on creating and maintaining a culture of evidence/fact-based decision-making.
Child/Play Therapy Education A 15-hour postmaster’s certificate program designed to meet training standards for play therapists established by the Association for Play Therapy.
City and County Management Public Administration A 12-hour program offering advanced study in the management of city and county government.
Economic Development Public Administration A 12-hour program offering advanced study in economic development by state and local governments.
Educational Technology Education A 12-hour online program offering Information and Communication Technology (ICT) education to educators, trainers and professional developers who wish to advance their knowledge of Information Technology in education, integrate technology into classroom instruction or professional setting and use techonology for communication and professional productivity.
Engineering Education Education/Engineering A 12-hour program designed to provide engineering graduate students with: (1) knowledge of contemporary learning theories that can be applied to university-level instruction; (2) knowledge and skills in classroom testing and program evaluation; (3) knowledge of pedagogical skills that can be applied to university-level instruction; (4) the skills to apply knowledge of learning theory, pedagogical theory and measurement theory in an authentic university setting. Offered jointly with the College of Engineering.
Enterprise Systems and Supply Chain Management Business/Industiral Engineering A 12-hour program that equips students with the skills and abilities to design and manage enterprise-wide supply chains. Offered jointly with the department of industrial engineering in the College of Engineering.
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management A 12-hour program aimed at providing students the knowledge base in entrepreneurship to undertake moving technological expertise or high potential business ideas through the start-up of high growth businesses. Provides extensive conceptual and applied know-how and expertise to students interested in entrepreneurship.
Foundations of Six Sigma and Quality Improvement Industrial Engineering A 12-hour program primarily for graduate students with industrial affiliation who are interested in enhancing their skills in quality management and Six Sigma methodology.
Functional Aging Human Performance Studies A 12-hour program of study of the nature and scope of the physiological aspects of aging and issues related to designing the environment for older adults.
Great Plains Studies Interdisciplinary A 15-hour, interdisciplinary program for professional or personal enrichment. This certificate is for students interested in taking a concentration of courses from a number of disciplines focusing on a common topic, the Great Plains.
Health Administration Public Health A 15-hour online program that prepares students in areas of health care leadership, operations management, strategic planning, health care policy, law and ethics, and trends in the health care delivery system.
Higher Education Leadership Educational Leadership A 15-hour program designed to prepare current and prospective college or university staff members for entry- or mid-level positions as administrators in two- and four-year colleges and universities; policy makers and student affairs professionals in higher education; and to provide selected coursework/degrees for individuals currently in the field.
Human Resource Management Decision Making Management A 15-hour online program designed for individuals who are currently working and need training in human resource analytics, rewards and strategic HRM.
Human Resource Management Skills Management A 15-hour online program designed for individuals who are currently working and need training in human resource selection, talent development and employment law.
Information Assurance and Cybersecurity Electrical Engineering and Computer Science A 12-hour program designed for information technology professionals and graduate students enrolled in related fields who are wishing to gain training in this focused topic.
Interdisciplinary STEM Education1 Education An 18-hour program designed for graduate students interested in designing and/or teaching an interdisciplinary STEM curriculum.
Lean Systems Industrial Engineering A 12-hour program of advanced knowledge and methodology of lean systems design, evaluation and operation for practitioners in industry who are responsible for the development and management of production systems in the workplace.
Literacy Education A 15-hour program designed to allow educators to advance their knowledge and skills of teaching literacy in the classroom, and to integrate literacy into all content areas. Provides advanced study for teachers and educators seeking lead positions in buildings where literacy is a focus for federal legislation and state accreditation.
Museum Studies Interdisciplinary A 15-hour program aimed at preparing students for careers in the museum field. Students gain an overview of museum practice including administration, collections, exhibits and presentation, and education.
Nano Engineering Mechanical Engineering A 12-hour program that is designed for engineering and technology professionals and graduate students enrolled in related fields who wish to gain training in this focused topic. Students completing this certificate will have a strong understanding of the fundamentals of Nano Engineering as well as in-depth knowledge in critical and upcoming areas such as nanotechnology in computers and consumer electronics devices, drugs, automobiles, laser nano-built products, other nano-related manufacturing and new emerging nanotechnologies.
Nonprofit Management Public Administration A 12-hour program offering advanced study in nonprofit management.
Professional Studies in Music Performance1 Music A one-year, 18-hour course of study that addresses the needs of individuals preparing for performance careers. Emphasis available in Voice/Opera Performance.
Public Finance Public Administration A 12-hour program offering advanced study in public finance. The program enhances student’s career opportunities and provides public finance practitioners an avenue to improve their skills. This certificate is available both online and on ground.
Public Health Public Health A 15-hour online program of core public health coursework covering principles and issues in health care policy and administration, the social and behavioral aspects of public health, epidemiology, environmental health and biostatistics. Students have the option to focus on coursework in health care policy and administration or public health and aging.
Superintendency/District Leadership1 Educational Leadership A 15-21 hour program that provides an opportunity for potential candidates who currently hold a Kansas professional building leadership license to participate in advanced graduate training that leads to positions as a Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, or Special Education Director, as well as other district-level positions required by school districts.
Systems Engineering and Management Industrial Engineering A 12-hour program of knowledge and methodology so students can learn to apply systems concepts and techniques to the understanding, description, design and management of large-scale systems requiring the integration of information and human activity.

Certificate programs are not eligible for Title IV (federal financial aid) funding unless the certificate is part of the degree program being pursued or the certificate has been specified as a Gainful Employment (aid eligible) program.