Registrar's Office

Certificate Information for Advisors

A certificate is a program of courses that provides a student with knowledge of a disciplinary or interdisciplinary subfield. Departments may 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.

Certificate programs require at least 12 credits, but no more than 25, 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.

  • A full list of certificates is available in the undergraduate catalog.
  • Students interested in pursuing a certificate must first express their interest to the appropriate department and complete a certificate audit form.
  • Students must add the certificate program to their academic record by completing a curriculum add/drop form and submitting it to the Registrar's Office.
  • Students who participate in a certificate program are required to complete and submit a certificate application before graduating.