Certificate Overview

UIC has two categories of graduate level certificate programs. Instruction in either category may be online, blended or on-campus. (See UIC's definitions of online and blended programs.) Access the links below for more information about the individual certificates within the Graduate Catalog.

Applying for a Certificate

IBHE Certificates

IBHE Certificate program applications available through the Graduate Applications page are named in the top section of the page. Please follow the link within the appropriate box to reach the correct application.

Refer to the Degree-Seeking Requirements and Deadlines for information on admission requirements and important application deadlines for the programs.

Campus Certificates

To apply to a Campus Certificate, please click the Apply Non-degree & Campus Certificate link in the lower section of the Graduate Applications page. After you have logged into the application system and started a new application, select "Graduate Campus Certificate" from the Application Type screen.

As Campus Certificate programs are considered non-degree enrollment, refer to the Non-Degree Requirements for relevant application requirements for departmental non-degree applications. Please also see the Graduate College Deadlines page for important Campus Certificate application deadlines.

Certificates with Special Application Procedures

The following certificate programs use a separate application or process. Click on the name of the certificate program to be directed to the program’s website for the relevant application information.

Prospective International Applicants

  • Online Certificates - IBHE & Campus Certificates
    • Submission of financial documents for visa processing is not required.
  • Blended or On-Campus Certificates
    • IBHE Certificates: Submission of financial documents for visa processing is required for those who would need a student visa (F1) to enroll at UIC.
    • Campus Certificates: International applicants who would require a student visa are not eligible for admission to campus certificates unless they are already registered in a post-baccalaureate degree program at UIC.

If all prior coursework was done abroad, English proficiency requirements may apply.


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