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Apply for a Graduate Certificate

You will find our graduate certificate programs — from clinical trials management to homeland security — personally rewarding and professionally helpful. Some students find that pursuing a certificate program inspires further study; their certificate credits are applicable to a graduate degree program at Thomas Edison State University.

To apply, you must have earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.

Our post-master's graduate certificates in nursingeducational leadership and in our business school have separate requirements.

For all other graduate certificate programs, follow these steps:

  1. Plan to apply six weeks before the date the term starts.
  2. Explore our graduate certificates.
  3. Complete Part 1 of the application. Applicants must submit the following supporting documents:
    • Letter of Recommendation
    • Statement of Objectives
    • Resume
  4. Have an official transcript from the institution which awarded your baccalaureate degree sent directly to the University.
  5. If you are an international student whose primary language is not English, submit your TOEFL scores. These must come directly from the University Board.
  6. Expect an answer within two weeks from the receipt of the completed application.

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Deadline for Certificate Programs

To start Jan. 1: apply by Nov. 15
To start April 1: apply by Feb. 15
To start July 1: apply by May 15
To start Oct. 1: apply by Aug. 15