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Certificate Programs

Ten 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 Entrepreneurship, students must be enrolled in the M.B.A.

Application  Application and program information can be found online at spea.iupui.edu.  Students should apply to a SPEA graduate program using the online application.

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 admitted to a SPEA graduate degree program are not eligible for admission nor awarding of a certificate in the same concentration of their graduate degree.
  2. Transfer credit, course substitutions, or course waivers are not accepted for fulfilling the certificate requirements.
  3. Students enrolled in a certificate program can only confer the certificate with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (B) in all required coursework. 
  4. A student may be dismissed if, after 9 credit hours of coursework, the GPA is below a 3.0.
  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 a SPEA graduate degree programs must meet all existing admission requirements, or may request a waiver if they complete at least three classes towards the certificate with a 3.5 GPA or higher.
  7. Students planning to request admission to a SPEA graduate degree program after successfully completing a certificate program cannot apply to an MPA of the same concentration of the certificate.