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Certificate programs

A University of Minnesota certificate can provide:

  • a stepping-stone toward a baccalaureate or graduate degree
  • specialized training to supplement your existing skills and credentials
  • valuable preparation and training for employment and promotion

Certificate programs to meet your needs

  • a wide range of educational options for full-time and part-time students
  • a variety of course options, including day, evening, and online classes are available throughout the year
  • University of Minnesota certificate programs are not eligible for federal financial aid programs. Estimate the cost of your certificate program
  • Personal academic advising: Contact the certificate program to get started!

Starting your certificate program

On the University Catalogs website, select the appropriate "Undergraduate credit certificate" or "Post-baccalaureate credit certificate/licensure/endorsement" program type to find information about available certificate programs and their requirements.

Undergraduate certificate programs:

Post-baccalaureate certificate programs:

Undergraduate certificate programs:

Post-baccalaureate certificate programs:

Faculty lists are available for some certificate programs in the University Catalog.

Submit the Application for Undergraduate and Post-Baccalaureate UMD Certificate Programs.

Send official transcripts to University of Minnesota Duluth.

  • Mail to UMD Admissions Processing, 123 DAdB, 1049 University Drive, Duluth, MN 55812-3011
  • Email umdadmis@d.umn.edu

After UMD application confirmation set up your University Account. This allows UMD staff to work with you by secure email. You will need to enter your Student ID, birth date, and create a personal password. Social Security Number is NOT required.

Completing your certificate program

Important Dates


Fri, Mar 29, 2019 Extension: Last day to submit spring 2019 Commencement RSVP
Mon, Apr 1, 2019 April graduation application deadline for graduate & professional students (monthly clearances only)
Wed, May 1, 2019 May graduation application deadline for graduate & professional students (monthly clearances only)


Mon, Mar 25, 2019 Second half semester last day to drop a class with a 100% refund, no approval required
Fri, Mar 29, 2019 Second half semester, last day to use course permission numbers to add classes via MyU
Mon, Apr 1, 2019 Fall registration begins by appointment (queued) for currently and previously enrolled students