(Graduate) Certificate Programs

Kettering University has designed a set of graduate certificate programs for students that want to update their skill set in a new area of study. For students who do not have a graduate degree in hand, a graduate certificate can be the beginning of work toward a master’s degree.  For students who already hold a Masters degree, a certificate program can provide graduate level education in an additional area of concentration.

Certificate Programs

All graduate certificates require a minimum of three graduate level courses.  No more than two five hundred (500) level courses may be included in the certificate.  The three courses must apply to a particular graduate degree and all count for credit in that degree. (Note: An engineering department may elect to have the certificate as part of the MBA concentrations instead of a specific engineering concentration.)

Students must meet admission requirements for a graduate program to be accepted to the graduate certificate. 

Pre-requisite requirements must be met for the courses in a graduate certificate or must be waived by the offering department.  If pre-requisites are waived for the graduate certificate program, they will also be waived if the student decides to pursue a complete graduate degree, however, there may be other pre-requisites required for a complete program admission.

Graduate tuition will be paid for graduate certificate programs.  Students may take the classes through on-campus or distance learning offerings as available.  (Note: The exception may be undergraduate Kettering students who might take the classes for either graduate or undergraduate credit.  They would be paying undergraduate tuition rates.)