At Ball State, we have two tiers of admission criteria for students who wish to pursue a graduate certificate:
- minimum standards for the Graduate School
- criteria specific to the degree program set by the academic department
To work toward a graduate certificate, you must meet the minimum admission requirements for a master's degree program. If accepted, you will be classified as a nondegree student.
Please note: Meeting the minimum requirements for Graduate School does not guarantee admission into your desired certificate program.
Many students use graduate certificates to broaden their expertise by combining them with master’s degrees or other types of graduate degrees.