A certificate is awarded upon completion of a body of courses providing students with knowledge of a disciplinary or interdisciplinary subfield. Certificates are noted on official transcripts and allow departments to offer curricular options not offered as a minor or a concentration within a major.

Departments can offer certificates to both degree-seeking and nondegree-seeking students. Nondegree-seeking students who wish to acquire a certificate must comply with procedures for admission to Michigan Tech. Students who wish to earn a certificate must indicate their interest to the appropriate department.

Certificate programs require:

  • At least 12 and no more than 25 credits, at least one-half of which must be at the 3000 level and higher.
  • Students must earn a grade of C or better in each course that is used to meet certificate requirements.
  • Departments offering certificates may establish GPA requirements up to 2.5.

The following certificates are available: