Four courses (12 credits out of 36) to earn a graduate certificate:
- Data Analytics and Decision Making
- Management Skills - Professional Development
- Operations Analysis
- Healthcare Service Management
This opportunity will be restricted to undergraduate seniors with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a major GPA of 3.4. International students must have a good command of English, and it is expected that applicants will meet certain English proficiency examination requirements. (TOEFL: a score of at least 90 on the internet-based test; or IELTS: a score of at least 6.5 on either the academic paper and pencil test or the academic computer-based test). At least 75 credit hours of undergraduate coursework must be completed before students can apply for admission to the Graduate Certificate program. Typically, they may apply no earlier than the 2nd half of their junior year. Students will be eligible to start taking credits in certificate programs only in their senior year and after completing 90 credit hours of coursework towards their undergraduate degree program. For applicants who have already earned bachelor’s degrees and have relevant work experience, the minimal qualifications of the Master’s degree program of the same name will be applied.
Interested students who meet the minimal qualifications should submit an application to the Graduate Certificate, which will be reviewed through the normal review process for the related Master’s degree. However, these students will not need to pay the application fee, nor submit GRE/GMAT scores or arrange for reference letters. Once admitted, they are considered as students of the Graduate Certificate Program of their choice.
The credits earned can be counted towards the degree if the student comes back for the degree.