Accelerated Certificate Programs

Earn a graduate-level credential—and earn more.

In as little as one additional semester beyond your bachelor's degree you can add a graduate-level credential in one of Michigan Tech's accelerated graduate certificate programs. Be more marketable in your industry or prepare for your master's degree.

If you're a current Michigan Tech undergraduate or a recent graduate student, you can explore dozens of certificate options in several specialty areas and get started right way. Apply now—it's fast, easy, and free.

Certificate Options

Bachelor’s + 1 Semester = Graduate Certificate

Michigan Tech’s accelerated graduate certificates are a fast, affordable way to add graduate credentials to your bachelor’s degree. You can integrate your bachelor’s experience into a graduate credential in as little as one semester. Many of Tech's certificates are available online so you can pursue your academic upgrade without interrupting your career. On-campus accelerated graduate certificates are also available.

How it Works

In accelerated graduate certificate programs you can double count 3 credit hours toward both your bachelor’s degree and your graduate certificate. Most graduate certificates require 9 credit hours to complete.

You can go for an accelerated certificate up to two years after you graduate from Michigan Tech. But there's no reason to wait if you're ready now. You're all ready in learning mode!

Here's how you benefit from Michigan Tech's accelerated graduate certificate programs:

  • Speed—complete your graduate certificate in as little as one semester of study beyond your bachelor's degree.
  • Savings—spend less time and less money earning a graduate credential.
  • Variety—choose from numerous accelerated graduate certificate options in many disciplines.
  • Advancement—consult with your advisor about how you can use graduate certificate courses to build toward a master’s degree. 

Job Market / Skills

A graduate certificate sets you apart. Enjoy a competitive edge in a crowded job market. Enhance master of your field or develop new skills to transition to other fields. 

Eligibility Requirements

Here's a checklist to see if you qualify. To be considered for admission into an accelerated graduate certificate program, you must:

  • Be a current Michigan Tech undergraduate student in good standing and have achieved at least junior-level standing or be a recent bachelor’s graduate of Michigan Tech (less than two years).
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or above.
  • Intend to complete both your bachelor’s and graduate certificate at Michigan Tech
  • Apply for admission through the Graduate School application process.

Each certificate program has unique admissions requirement criteria, including GPA, letters of recommendation, and student statements. For more detailed information, visit the graduate program page for your certificate of interest.

Certificate Options