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Graduate certificates

University of Michigan certificate programs

School of Information graduate students can take advantage of the University of Michigan's variety of quality academic programs and interdisciplinary resources to pursue a graduate certificate. Graduate certificates enable students pursuing a doctoral or professional degree to supplement their disciplinary training with concentrated inquiry in a specific field. Current U-M graduate students can pursue certificates in conjunction with a degree-seeking program or independent of any other graduate programs, provided they have received a post-baccalaureate degree within the previous five years.

Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics

In this program, students are introduced to the health informatics field and fundamentals in information science and public health. This is a joined program of the School of Information, the School of Public Health and Michigan Medicine. (15-18 credits, depending on the year of enrollment)

Graduate Certificate in Extended Reality (XR)

This certificate program gives students a set of common experiences and shared knowledge of the burgeoning field of XR, and combines instruction in state-of-the-art production labs along with coursework in areas such as immersive modeling, 3-D production and wearable technologies. (12 credits)

Graduate Certificate in Complex Systems

This interdisciplinary curriculum introduces students to the ideas and methods used in the study of complex, nonlinear and adaptive systems. The specific aim is to allow students from different fields to integrate the rich paradigms and useful analytic and modeling techniques of complex systems into their own research. (5 courses, 15-19 credits)

Graduate Data Science Certificate 

The overarching goal of the Graduate Data Science Certificate program is to train a cadre of skillful data scientists with significant multidisciplinary knowledge, broad analytical skills and agile technological abilities. The program emphasizes the practice of modeling using modern technology to handle large, incongruent and heterogeneous collections of data. (9 course credits and 3 credits of experiential training)

Graduate Certificate in Innovation & Entrepreneurship

This program, open to graduate students in all schools and colleges, provides business, leadership, and professional skills to help students stand out to recruiters, employers, and founders. All courses are taught by real entrepreneurs with industry experience. Course topics include innovation careers, project management and consulting, intellectual property, and creativity & design (12 credits).

Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies

The Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies emphasizes both theory and application and includes campus-based proseminars/lecture courses, cognates/electives from a variety of fields and practica/internships, where the museum itself becomes the site of learning. (12 credit hours plus an approved practicum experience)

Graduate Certificate in Precision Health

The goal of the Precision Health Graduate Certificate is to train a cadre of precision health scientists to apply cutting-edge, multidisciplinary knowledge in the pursuit of improving patient and population health. Developed by the U-M Precision Health’s Education & Training Workgroup, the certificate is administered by the Medical School’s Department of Learning Health Sciences. (12 credit hours)

Graduate Certificate in Science, Technology, and Public Policy (STPP)

In this program, students explore the politics and policy related to science and technology. The program provides students with tools to analyze complex science and technology policy issues, and consider questions such as how science and technology are influenced by the policy process. (15 credits)

Graduate Certificate in Science, Technology, and Society (STS)

This program helps students to understand the social dynamics of science, technology and medicine; explore these dynamics across world societies and cultures; develop sensitivity to issues of gender, race and class in science, technology, and medicine; and employ STS approaches as scholars or practitioners such as engineers or scientists. (12 credits)

U-M Graduate Teaching Certificate

This program offers graduate students at the University of Michigan an opportunity to document professional development as college-level instructors and prepare for the faculty job search.

Additional certificate options

Explore additional certificate options offered across campus including environment and sustainability, digital studies, survey methodology, community action and research, and more!