Graduate Certificate Programs
The goal of Graduate Certificate programs at NDSU is to provide didactic course experiences that form a distinct knowledge or skill set identified as a named certificate.
Graduate Certificates are available in
How to Apply
Application to a graduate certificate program requires submission of the following materials. All the materials are submitted to the Graduate School.
Completed NDSU Graduate School application.
Official copies of your transcript (grade report) are required from each college or university you have been or are currently enrolled, including all undergraduate and graduate work. Transcripts are considered official only if in a sealed envelope from the issuing institution. For international students certified English translations must also be included. You do not need to submit transcripts for prior NDSU coursework; the Graduate School will obtain NDSU records already on file.
A $35 application fee.
- Statement of purpose outlining your reasons for pursuing graduate study. Specify special interests within your chosen discipline and any relevant skills and/or experience you have acquired. Writing a Statement of Purpose
All admission materials must be received and processed by the Graduate School before your file is forwarded to the department for review. Incomplete files will not be reviewed, and it is your responsibility to make sure all materials have been received by the Graduate School. Applying online allows you to track your status.
Once the department has reviewed the application and made a recommendation, the Dean of the College of Graduate and Interdisciplinary Studies reviews your file and admits or denies admission to a graduate program. You will be notified of the decision by letter at that time.