Graduate Certificate Programs

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

Programs Certificates Certificate Descriptions
Business Enterprise Systems & Supply Chain Management 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.
Education Child/Play Therapy A 15-hour postmaster’s certificate program designed to meet training standards for play therapists established by the Association for Play Therapy.
Educational Technology 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 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.
Interdisciplinary STEM Education1 An 18-hour program designed for graduate students interested in designing and/or teaching an interdisciplinary STEM curriculum.
Literacy 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.
Educational Leadership Higher Education 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.
Building-Level Leadership1 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.
Superintendency/District Leadership1 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.
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Information Assurance and Cybersecurity 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.
Engineering Engineering Education 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 Education.
Human Performance Studies Functional Aging 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.
Industrial Engineering Enterprise Systems & Supply Chain Management 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 decision sciences in the Barton School of Business.
Foundations of Six Sigma & Quality Improvement 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.
Lean Systems 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.
Systems Engineering & Management 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.
Interdisciplinary Great Plains Studies 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.
Advanced Composite Materials A 12-hour program aimed at equipping students with the knowledge of advanced composites including materials and processes, manufacturing, and structural analysis and design.
Museum Studies 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.
Management Entrepreneurship and Innovation 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.
Mechanical Engineering Nano 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.
Music Professional Studies in Music Performance1 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 Health Public Health A 15-hour online program of core public health coursework covering principles and issues in health care policy and administration, the socail 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.
Health Administration 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.
Public Administration City & County Management A 12-hour program offering advanced study in the management of city and county government.
Economic Development A 12-hour program offering advanced study in economic development by state and local governments.
Nonprofit Management A 12-hour program offering advanced study in nonprofit management.
Public Finance 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.

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.