Undergraduate 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

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1. Explore certificate programs by searching the University Catalogs.

On the UMD Catalog website, select the appropriate "Undergraduate credit certificate" program type to find information about available certificate programs and their requirements.

Undergraduate certificate programs:

Business Administration
Creative Writing
Geographic Information Science
Museum Studies
Project Management
Resilient Precast Concrete
Teaching English as a Foreign Language
Theatre Design and Production

2. Talk with the program director and faculty.

Business Administration - contact Anna Greshowak

Creative Writing - contact Craig Stroupe

Geographic Information Science - contact Laure Charleux

Museum Studies - contact David Woodward

Project Management - contact David Saftner

Resilient Precast Concrete - contact David Saftner

Teaching English as a Foreign Language - contact Jill Boettcher

Theatre Design and Production - contact Mark Harvey

3. Submit certificate application and official transcripts from previous institutions.

Submit the UMD Undergraduate Certificate Application.

Send official transcripts to University of Minnesota Duluth.

  • Mail to UMD Admissions Processing, 123 DAdB, 1049 University Drive, Duluth, MN 55812-3011
  • Email [email protected]

4. Set up your University Account.

Initiate your UMN account after you receive confirmation and your UMN ID.

  • Your UMN account gives you access to University online systems, including University email and the MyU portal, where you will register for classes, see your grades, and pay your bill.
  • Note: You do not need to complete this step if your UMN account is active.

Completing your certificate program

You must apply to graduate before the deadline for each term. 

  1. Log into MyU and select the Academics tab.
  2. Select the Degree Progress sub-tab.
  3. Click the Apply to Graduate link at the bottom of the page.
  4. Select the Apply for Graduation link. Complete this step for each degree program if you have more than one.
  5. Choose your Expected Graduation Term from the drop-down menu.
  6. Read the graduation instructions, and then click Continue.
  7. Verify the information is correct, and then click Submit Application.
  8. View the confirmation screen.
  9. Go to the My Info tab in MyU and check that your name and address are correct for your diploma. Your primary name and home address will be used unless you enter a different degree name and diploma address.

Request to drop a certificate program

  • If you have made the decision to drop your certificate program, please send an email to [email protected] asking that your certificate program be dropped.
    • Please include your full name, student ID number, and name of the certificate to be dropped.