You need to apply and meet the admission requirements of the Graduate School to be accepted into a graduate certificate program.
Because you will be taking courses with Ball State students who are pursuing their master's degrees, our certificate programs are an excellent opportunity to decide if you’re ready for a graduate degree.
Additionally, courses taken in the certificate program apply toward a master's degree:
- After you submit all your application materials to the Graduate School, you must wait until you are cleared by the Graduate School and the Department of Journalism for the graduate certificate program. Then you will be sent information about how to register for courses.
- You will also be sent information about paying for your courses.