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 program of 15 hours for competency in technology for educators seeking positions involving computers in education or who are interested in adding this area of expertise to their credentials.
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.
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.
Interdisciplinary STEM Education 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 Building-Level 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.
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.
Music Professional Studies in Music Performance A one-year, 18-hour course of study that addresses the needs of individuals preparing for performance careers. Emphasis available in Voice/Opera Performance.
Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult/Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner 25-hour postmaster’s programs for master’s degree or DNP registered nurses who are already nationally certified nurse practitioners or clinical nurse specialists who may desire another specialization (focus) to expand or change their practice area following graduation.
Public Health Public Health A 15-hour online program of core public health training in basic public health competencies, including biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health sciences, health services administration and policy, and social and behavioral sciences.
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.

These certificate programs are not eligible for Title IV (federal financial aid) funding unless a certificate is awarded as part of a degree program. Certificate programs which are not eligible for Title IV aid are not gainful employment programs.