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Graduate Studies

College of Graduate Studies
Office: Morrill Hall Room 104
Mailing: 875 Perimeter Drive MS 3017
Moscow, Idaho 83844-3017
Phone: (208) 885-6243
Fax: (208) 885-6198

Certificate Programs

Certificates are ideal for students and professionals who do not desire or have time to complete a masters or doctoral degree, but who want a basic understanding of techniques and applications within a specific discipline. Certificates can be particularly useful to students as the modern workplace requires up-to-date knowledge and insights that comes from a deeper examination and study into the discipline.  Certificates allow students to concentrate on particular fields of direct relevance to their current careers. Below are graduate-level offerings. Please note all are subject to change. See catalog for more details.


Students must complete the online application for a Graduate Level /Academic certificate ($30.00 application fee) and provide evidence of a completed bachelor’s degree (unofficial transcripts will be accepted for graduate certificate applications) in a generally related area with an overall GPA of at least 3.0. Students who have below a 3.0 cumulative GPA on their undergraduate record and wish to enroll in a graduate certificate program are encouraged to apply and may be admitted based on departmental review. Certificate only students will be classified as certificate seeking at the graduate level and are not eligible for financial aid. International graduate certificate applicants must meet the University of Idaho language requirement.  Due to the nature of this program, immigration regulations prohibit students requiring an F-1 or J-1 visa admission to this program.

Current graduate degree seeking University of Idaho Students will be required to fill out a Change of Curriculum form adding the graduate certificate as an additional curriculum. Students should obtain the proper signatures from the department and return to the Office of the Registrar for processing.

Current Undergraduate students wishing to earn a Graduate Academic Certificate must be eligible to participate in graduate level courses (minimum requirements - senior standing and a 3.0 UI overall GPA). If the course is not being used for the undergraduate degree the student should file a Course Level Adjustment form to reserve the course for the GR transcript (maximum of 12 credits may be reserved for the graduate transcript). Once the student earns their bachelor’s degree they may apply as a graduate certificate seeking student and complete the certificate program.


Non-degree students are not admitted to the College of Graduate Studies. They may, however, take graduate courses with permission of the instructor and the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies provided that they have earned a baccalaureate degree with an overall 3.00 GPA. Non-degree students are not eligible for Title IV financial aid. If a non-degree student receives a grade of C, D, or F in a 500-level course, he/she loses the privilege of taking more 500-level courses.

Certificate Program Admission Requirements
All certificate programs are administered at the university level.

Students working toward a certificate must be admitted to the University of Idaho as either a certificate-seeking student or as a degree-seeking student. Non-degree students cannot complete academic certificates (Please refer to the University of Idaho General Catalog for details). All students who which to enroll in 500-level certificate courses must meet the minimum graduate admission requirements.