What is a graduate certificate?

A graduate certificate is:

  • not defined as a degree by Ball State’s Graduate School
  • rather, it is a focused collection of courses (12 credit-hours) that, when completed, affords the student some record of coherent academic accomplishment in the focused topics of digital design + fabrication

A certificate caters to those who wish to “reboot” their design skill sets without undertaking a complete master’s degree.

PLEASE NOTE: Students receive a printed certificate acknowledging successful completion of the certificate. The student’s official transcript will also indicate successful completion of the program. Students must achieve at least a 3.0 GPA in the program, and no course with a grade below a 2.0 can be counted toward the certificate.

Department of Architecture
Architecture Building (AB), Room 402
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Phone: 765-285-1900
Fax: 765-285-1765