University of Michigan certificate programs

School of Information doctoral students often 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 who are pursuing a doctoral or professional degree to supplement their disciplinary training with concentrated inquiry in a specific field. Current University of Michigan 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 data science certificate program

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 program 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. (18 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 of this curriculum 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 certificate program 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. (15 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.


Graduate certificate in health informatics

In this program, students are introduced to the health informatics field and fundamentals in information science and public health.  Students enrolled in any graduate level program at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor may apply. (18 credits)


Additional certificate options

Explore additional certificate options offered across campus including survey methodology, culture and cognition, complex systems, environmental justice, and more!