When and where is the program taught?
We are proud to offer many choices in the delivery mode of the graduate certificate courses. Whether you opt for the the fully online courses offered year-round, the Hybrid summer cohort on MSU’s campus, or the Overseas summer cohort program, we have an option that works for you!
If you have a group of people who are interested in a face-to-face course, and you want to propose a course location, please email us or call 517-432-9259 for more information.
When is the deadline for applying?
All graduate certificate programs have a rolling admissions process. Applications must be received one month before you would like to start classes.
Does the certificate lead to school or state certification?
Students will receive a Certificate of Completion from the College of Education indicating that they have achieved a satisfactory level of knowledge about and experience with the content of their graduate certificate program.
Students do not gain certification from the state or any other organization by completing the certificate program. However, the credits may be applicable for participants who need to earn graduate credits for their professional licensure.
Are these credits applicable to the MA or PhD Programs?
Yes! All the courses in the certificate program are master’s level courses which can seamlessly transfer into the Master of Arts in Educational Technology degree program. In addition, these credits may be applicable to the Doctoral Program in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology. Be sure to consult with your adviser for more information.
I live outside Michigan. Can I take the certificate courses?
Yes! The graduate certificate courses are all offered online which makes them available to anyone.
However, Michigan State University is obligated to comply with state authorization laws regarding distance education. Because of these laws, residents of some US states are not eligible to apply to online programs at MSU. For a full review of state-by-state authorization laws, please review this summary document before you apply to an online program at MSU.
Visit our Tuition Rates page for the most up to date information on in-state, out of state, and online tuition fees.
If I am taking this course online, do I have to pay for student health insurance?
Effective fall 2012/2013, newly admitted students will be required to inform the university whether or not they have insurance, but will not be auto enrolled or billed as a result of information provided. Students will receive an email in early fall with instructions for how to report student insurance information. For more information, please visit the Student Insurance Requirements page.
I am an international student, and am interested in your program. Does it qualify me for a student visa?
No. Our courses are offered fully online, and therefore residency in the US is not required to complete any of our Graduate Certificate programs. If you are an international applicant interested in the program, please note that our Graduate Certificate program do not fulfill the academic requirements to apply for a J-1 visa. GC courses during the fall and spring semesters are completely online, thus, admission to the any of our GC programs would not qualify you for a student visa.