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Certificate Programs

Nine graduate certificates are offered by the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI:


Admission Eligibility  The student must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university to apply. For the Certificate in Social Entre-preneurship, students must be enrolled in the M.P.A.

Application  Application and program information may be obtained from SPEA Student Services in the Business/ SPEA building 3025.  Students should apply to a SPEA graduate program using the online application on the campus where they plan to enroll.

Application Deadlines  Application deadlines for the certificate programs are May 15 for the fall semester, Sept. 15 for the spring semester, and March 15 for the summer sessions.

Application Fee  Students must pay a nonrefundable application fee.

Program Restrictions
  1. Students enrolled in a certificate program must complete it with no more than 18 credit hours of approved SPEA course work with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (B). Failure to do so results in automatic dismissal from the certificate program. A student will be dismissed if, after 9 credit hours of coursework, the GPA is below a 3.0.
  2. Students who have completed more than three SPEA graduate courses are not eligible for admission to a certificate program.
  3. Transfer credit, course substitutions, or course waivers are not accepted for fulfilling the certificate requirements.
  4. Students admitted to a SPEA graduate degree program are not eligible for admission to the certificate program or eligible for the awarding of a certificate.
  5. Admission to or successful completion of a certificate program does not guarantee subsequent admission to a SPEA graduate degree program.
  6. Students enrolled in a certificate program who apply to SPEA's graduate degree programs must meet all existing admission requirements.
  7. Students planning to request admission to a SPEA graduate degree program after successfully completing a certificate program should refer to the application procedure presented earlier in this bulletin.