Program Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Engineering (GCEN) Program is open to qualified applicants holding a regionally accredited baccalaureate degree in engineering or a related field (however the program is not available to international students). In addition to submitting a Graduate School admission application with fee, a copy of the applicant's college transcripts is required for evaluation. Applicants with an undergraduate GPA of less than 3.0 may be admitted on a provisional basis if they have demonstrated a satisfactory experience in another graduate program and/or their work experience has been salutary. In that case, two recommendation letters are required as well. Applicants with foreign credentials must submit academic records in the original language with literal English translations. Please allow at least three months for evaluation of these credentials.

The student chooses one of the academic options listed below and completes 12 credit hours of approved coursework with an average grade of B. The coursework, which can include up to 3 credits at the 400 - level, must be approved by the faculty advisor within the selected academic option. The 12 credits used for the Graduate Certificate in Engineering can be applied toward the 30 credits required for the Master of Engineering, should the student be admitted to that program on completion of the GCEN.

We trust that you will find this 12 credit-hour program to be an affordable, convenient way to "retool" and keep current with the latest technological developments in your field, or perhaps to develop a new area of expertise so as to further your career.

This program can be completed at the Universities at Shady Grove via Video Teleconferencing (VTC).

Academic Options


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For more information on how to apply to the GCEN program, including information about Tuition and Fees, please click here.