Graduate Certificate Description

A graduate certificate allows students to gain expertise in a specific area without having to commit to a graduate degree program. Because of this, certificate programs are often an attractive option for recent graduates and experienced professionals.

MU graduate students in any degree program — including Truman School MPA and PhD students — can complete a certificate while pursuing a degree.

The Truman School offers six graduate certificate programs, each requiring four courses (12 credit hours) of graduate study.

To Apply

Applications for certificate programs are accepted on a rolling basis. If you are applying less than six weeks before the semester you wish to start, you can call the Truman School at 573-884-1656 for more information.

For Non-MU or Non-active Students

If you are not an active MU non-degree-seeking or graduate student, you will need to apply through the Office of Graduate Studies online portal.  You must be admitted to the Office of Graduate Studies before you can enroll as a Truman School certificate student.  There is a non-refundable application fee of $40.

For Current or Active MU Students

If you are an active MU student email or mail a résumé and unofficial transcripts to:

Attn: Academic Programs
101 Middlebush Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65201