Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources

Advanced Horticulture

To earn the Graduate Certificate in Advanced Horticulture:

  1. Apply and get admitted toward this certificate objective.
  2. Consult an advisor to develop a plan of study.
  3. Complete 12 credit hours from the following course list, with a grade of B or higher in all courses.
Choose from
HORT 824Plant Nutrition and Nutrient Management3
HORT 843EAdvanced Interiorscaping3
HORT 843KAdvanced Arboriculture3
HORT 844AEnvironmental Nursery Production Practices3
HORT 844EGeneral Viticulture3
HORT 888Business Management for Agricultural Enterprises3
HORT 842EFloral Crops Production and Handling2
or HORT 843A Greenhouse Crop Production
HORT 842BPlant Physiology3
or HORT 842J Water Issues in Lawn and Landscape

Floriculture and Nursery Production Management

To earn the Graduate Certificate in Floriculture and Nursery Production Management:

  1. Apply and get admitted toward this certificate objective.
  2. Consult an advisor to develop a plan of study.
  3. Complete 12 credit hours as outlined here, with grades of B or higher in all classes.  Only 1 course per "or" group below may be applied toward this certificate.
Core Courses (min 5 cr)
Plant Nutrition and Nutrient Management
Plant Physiology
Floral Crops Production and Handling
Greenhouse Crop Production
Environmental Nursery Production Practices
Electives (min 7 cr)
HORT 843BSeed Sciences3
HORT 843EAdvanced Interiorscaping3
HORT 844BEnvironmental Stress Physiology1
HORT 888Business Management for Agricultural Enterprises3
ENTO 803Management of Horticultural Crop Insects3
or ENTO 812 Entomology and Pest Management
or ENTO 813 Biological Control of Pests
or ENTO 820 Insecticide Toxicology
AGRO 896Independent Study1-6
or ENTO 896 Independent Study in Entomology
or HORT 842A Plant Pathology

Food Safety and Defense

To earn the Graduate Certificate in Food Safety and Defense:

  1. Apply and get admitted toward this certificate objective.
  2. Consult an advisor to develop a plan of study.
  3. Complete a minimum of 12 credit hours, with 9 credit hours in core courses and a minimum of 3 elective credit hours.
Core Courses (9 cr)
FDST 871A Multidisciplinary Overview of Food Safety and Security (Kansas State Univ)2
FDST 805Food Microbiology (Univ of Nebraska)3
FDST 872Principles of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point System (Kansas State Univ)2
FDST 873Food-borne Toxicants (Iowa State Univ)2
Electives (minimum 3 cr)3
FDST 855Microbiology of Fermented Foods (Univ of Nebraska, 2 cr)2
FDST 874Food Laws, Regulations, and the Regulatory Process (Iowa State Univ, 2 cr)2
FDST 875Rapid Methods in Food Microbiology (Kansas State Univ, 2 cr)2
FDST 876Risk Assessment for Food, Agriculture, and Veterinary Medicine (Iowa State Univ, 3 cr)3
FDST 877Advanced Food Microbiology and Biotechnology (Univ of Missouri-Columbia, 3 cr)3

Grassland Management

To earn the Graduate Certificate in Grassland Management:

  1. Apply and get admitted toward this certificate objective.
  2. Consult an advisor to develop a plan of study.
  3. Complete 12 credit hours as planned. Coursework may be transferred in on a case-by-case basis with approval of the student's advisor.
Available Courses
AGRO 843Ecology of Invasive Species3
AGRO 846Forage Quality3
AGRO 847Grassland Fire Ecology3
AGRO 848Grassland Monitoring and Assessment2
AGRO 849Watershed Management in Grasslands3
AGRO 851Grassland Plant Identification2

Ornamentals, Landscape, and Turf

To earn the Graduate Certificate in Ornamentals, Landscape, and Turf:

  1. Apply and get admitted toward this certificate objective.
  2. Consult an advisor to develop a plan of study.
  3. Complete 12 credit hours as described here, with grades of B or higher in all classes.
Core Courses (minimum 6 cr)
HORT 824Plant Nutrition and Nutrient Management3
or HORT 842B Plant Physiology
or HORT 842J Water Issues in Lawn and Landscape
HORT 843KAdvanced Arboriculture3
Electives (minimum 6 cr)
HORT 814Turfgrass Disease Management1
HORT 843JHerbicide Action4
HORT 844BEnvironmental Stress Physiology1
HORT 880Modified Rootzones1
HORT 888Business Management for Agricultural Enterprises3
HORT 813Turfgrass and Landscape Weed Management1
or HORT 843M Weed Science
ENTO 803Management of Horticultural Crop Insects3
or ENTO 812 Entomology and Pest Management
or ENTO 813 Biological Control of Pests
or ENTO 820 Insecticide Toxicology
AGRO 896Independent Study1-6
or ENTO 896 Independent Study in Entomology
or HORT 842A Plant Pathology
 

Arts and Sciences

Digital Humanities

To earn the Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities:

  1. Apply and get admitted toward this certificate objective.
  2. Consult an advisor to develop a plan of study.
  3. Complete 12 credit hours as described here.  The certificate program is comprised of interdisciplinary coursework between English, History, and Modern Languages, and requires an internship component.  Two specific courses are required; the remaining six credit hours may be drawn from courses approved by the Certificate Program Advisor. Examples of regularly taught courses that may be easily applied toward the certification are included below.
Required Courses
MODL 946 / HIST 946 / ENGL 946Interdisciplinary Readings in Digital Humanities3
HIST 895 / ENGL 895 / MODL 895Internship in Digital Humanities3
Example Electives (6 cr needed)
ANTH 935Seminar in Archaeology3
ENGL 878 / ENGL 478Digital Archives and Editions3
ENGL 898 / ENGL 498Special Topics1-6
HIST 870Digital History4
HIST 970Seminar in Digital History3

Geographic Information Science

To earn the Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science:

  1. Apply and get admitted toward this certificate objective.
  2. Consult an advisor to develop a plan of study.
  3. Complete 22 credit hours and a comprehensive examination.  These must include the following unless a student can demonstrate that he/she has previously taken equivalent courses or has professional experience that would provide equivalent training.
Core Courses
GEOG 812 / NRES 812Introduction to Geographic Information Systems4
GEOG 818 / NRES 818Introduction to Remote Sensing4
GEOG 827Introduction to the Global Positioning System (GPS)2
GEOG 898Advanced Special Problems1-24
Electives
GEOG 817Cartography II: Electronic Atlas Design and Production3
GEOG 819 / AGRO 819 / GEOL 819Applications of Remote Sensing in Agriculture and Natural Resources4
GEOG 820Digital Image Analysis of Remote Sensing Data4
GEOG 822Advanced Techniques in Geographic Information Systems4
GEOG 844Geo-demographic and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)3
GEOG 922Seminar in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)3
CIVE 853GIS in Water Resources3
CIVE 962Application of Geographic Information Systems GIS to Transportation3
CRPL 830Planning with GIS3
CRPL 895Selected Topics in Community and Regional Planning1-9
CRPL 832Advanced Spatial Analysis with GIS3
CRPL 833GIS in Environmental Design and Planning3
STAT 831Spatial Statistics3

Teaching of Writing

To earn the Graduate Certificate in Teaching of Writing:

  1. Apply and get admitted toward this certificate objective.
  2. Consult an advisor to develop a plan of study.
  3. Complete 5 courses as listed below for a total of 15-18 credit hours, which may include up to 6 cr outside the English Department.
Required: Take at least one
Composition and Rhetorical Theory
Composition Theory and Practice
Nebraska Writing Project
Electives in English
Composition Theory and Practice
Nebraska Writing Project
Rhetoric
Rhetorical Theory: Rhetoric of Women Writers
Internship in Teaching English
Nebraska Writing Project Internship
Writing Center Theory, Practice, and Research
Literacy Issues and Community
Seminar in Literacy Studies
Seminar in Rhetorical Theory
Place Conscious Teaching
Other Electives (maximum 6 cr)
Studies in Teaching English as a Second Language
Teaching Writing in K-12 Schools
Linguistics for the Classroom School Teacher
Culture and Schooling
Seminar in Literacy Studies
Curriculum as Aesthetic Text
Contextual Research in English/Language Arts
Language and Learning
Seminar on Writing in the Curriculum

Business Administration

Business Analytics

To earn the Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics:

  1. Apply and get admitted toward this certificate objective.
  2. Consult an advisor to develop a plan of study.
  3. Complete 12 credit hours as listed below, in this sequence starting with GRBA 851. (Exception:  Certificate applicants admitted in 2014 may begin the sequence with ECON 817 and take GRBA 851 in the summer.)
Required courses
GRBA 851Business Analytics3
ECON 817Introductory Econometrics3
MRKT 850Strategic Database Marketing3
SCMA 853Data Mining and Warehousing3

Supply Chain Management Systems

To earn the Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management Systems:

  1. Apply and get admitted toward this certificate objective.
  2. Consult an advisor to develop a plan of study.
  3. Complete 12 credit hours:  GRBA 815 plus 3 of the other 4 courses listed, with a grade of C or better in each.
Required
GRBA 815Supply Chain Management Strategies3
Elective: Take 3 of the following 4
SCMA 831Advanced Enterprise Systems3
SCMA 832Planning and Controlling Supply Chain Systems3
SCMA 834Advanced Topics in Lean Supply Chain Management3
SCMA 844Managing Logistics in the Supply Chain3

Survey Research and Methodology

To earn the Graduate Certificate in Survey Research and Methodology:

  1. Apply and get admitted toward this certificate objective.
  2. Consult an advisor to develop a plan of study.
  3. Complete 18 credit hours (5 required courses plus 1 elective) as described here.
Required (all 5)
SRAM 816Principles of Survey Analysis3
SRAM 818Data Collection Methods3
SRAM 819Applied Sampling3
SRAM 921Total Survey Error3
SRAM 947 / PSYC 947Questionnaire Design3
Elective (choose 1)
EDPS 870Introduction to Educational and Psychological Measurement3
PSYC 948Latent Trait Measurement and Structural Equation Models3
SRAM 817Cross-cultural and Multi-population Survey Methodology3
SRAM 824 / MRKT 824Advanced Quantitative Analysis in Marketing3
SRAM 863 / SOCI 863Basic Regression Analysis3
SRAM 898Special Topics1-3
SRAM 902 / SOCI 902Seminar in Research Methods3
SRAM 915Advanced Sampling3
SRAM 922Randomized and Nonrandomized Research Design3
SRAM 941 / EDPS 941Intermediate Statistics: Experimental Methods3
SRAM 942 / EDPS 942Intermediate Statistics: Correlational Methods3
SRAM 946 / PSYC 946Psychology of Survey Response3
SRAM 971 / EDPS 971Structural Equation Modeling3
SRAM 972 / EDPS 972Multivariate Analysis3
STAT 802Design and Analysis of Research Studies4

Education and Human Sciences

Behavior Specialist

To earn the Graduate Certificate in Behavior Specialist:

  1. Apply and get admitted toward this certificate objective.
  2. Consult an advisor to develop a plan of study.
  3. Complete 18 credit hours as listed below, with a grade of B- or higher in all classes.
Required Courses
SPED 809Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs): Effective Assessment and Intervention3
SPED 824Functional Behavioral Assessment3
SPED 843Characteristics of Emotional & Learning Disorders3
SPED 907BSeminar in Special Education - Behavior Disorders1-3
SPED 954School Mental Health and Behavior Interventions3
SPED 942Strategic Interventions for Students with Behavioral Needs1-3

Community College Leadership

To earn the Graduate Certificate in Community College Leadership:

  1. Apply and get admitted toward this certificate objective.
  2. Consult an advisor to develop a plan of study.
  3. Complete 15 credit hours as described here.
Required Courses
EDAD 923The Community/Junior College3
EDAD 929Organizational Development and Change3
EDAD 935Workforce, Economic, and Community Development3
EDAD 934Teaching and Learning in the Community College3
EDAD 912BEmerging Issues in Community College Leadership3

Early Childhood Special Education

To earn the Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Special Education:

  1. Apply and get admitted toward this certificate objective.
  2. Consult an advisor to develop a plan of study.
  3. Complete 12 credit hours as listed below, with grades of B= or higher in all courses.
Required Courses
SPED 860Issues in Early Childhood Special Education3
SPED 861Infants with Disabilities and Home Visiting3
or SPED 862 Preschool Children with Disabilities in a Classroom
SPED 960Family and School Collaboration in Special Education3
SPED 863Medically Fragile infants3
or SPED 882 Specialized Instruction for Students with Severe and Multiple Disabilities

Early Literacy

To earn the Graduate Certificate in Early Literacy:

  1. Apply and get admitted toward this certificate objective.
  2. Consult an advisor to develop a plan of study.
  3. Complete 15 credit hours as described below, with an overall minimum GPA of 3.0.  Only one course per "or" group may be applied toward the certificate.
Required
TEAC 802Contemporary Children's Literature: Principles and Practices3
TEAC 854Literature in Education1-9
TEAC 817Emerging Reading and Language3
TEAC 813AESL: Acquisition1-3
or TEAC 811 Reading Processes and Practices
Electives (choose 2)
CYAF 874Assessment in Early Childhood3
PSYC 889Child Behavior and Development3
TEAC 811Reading Processes and Practices1-6
TEAC 836AProfessional Development: Literacy Coaching3
TEAC 890Workshop Seminar (section must be approved by advisory committee)1-12
SLPA 887Language and Learning Disorders3
SPED 802Advanced Assessment Techniques3
SPED 805Code-based Reading Instruction1-3
SPED 815Reading and Writing Disabilities: Elementary Students2
or SPED 815A Practicum in Reading and Writing Disabilities-Elementary
SPED 890Workshop Seminar1-12

Family Financial Planning

To earn the Graduate Certificate in Family Financial Planning:

  1. Apply and get admitted toward this certificate objective.
  2. Consult an advisor to develop a plan of study.
  3. Complete 18 credit hours as listed here.
Required Courses
CYAF 821Insurance Planning for Families3
CYAF 823Estate Planning for Families3
CYAF 828Retirement Planning, Employee Benefits and the Family3
CYAF 836Financial Planning Case Studies3
CYAF 840Personal Income Taxation3
CYAF 883Investing for the Family's Future3

Financial & Housing Counseling

To earn the Graduate Certificate in Financial & Housing Counseling:

  1. Apply and get admitted toward this certificate objective.
  2. Consult an advisor to develop a plan of study.
  3. Complete 18 credit hours as listed below.
Required Courses
CYAF 825Reading in the Content Area3
CYAF 822Financial Counseling3
CYAF 824Fundamentals of Financial Planning3
CYAF 841Housing/Real Estate3
Electives: Choose 2 courses (6 cr)
CYAF 821Insurance Planning for Families3
CYAF 823Estate Planning for Families3
CYAF 826Military Personal Financial Readiness3
CYAF 828Retirement Planning, Employee Benefits and the Family3
CYAF 840Personal Income Taxation3
CYAF 883Investing for the Family's Future3
CYAF 897BPracticum in Family Financial Planning3-6

German Language Teaching

To earn the Graduate Certificate in German Language Teaching:

  1. Apply and get admitted toward this certificate objective.
  2. Consult an advisor to develop a plan of study.
  3. Complete 15 credit hours as described below.
Choose any 5 of these 6:
TEAC 922CReading in the German Language Classroom (formerly 922B)3
TEAC 922GWriting in the German Language Classroom (formerly 922F)3
TEAC 922TPlanning in the German Language Classroom (formerly 922S)3
TEAC 922XTechnology-Enhanced German Language Instruction (formerly 922W)3
TEAC 922PAssessment in the German Language Classroom (formerly 922O)3
MODL 898Special Topics (Child/Young Adult Literature Course)1-24

K-3 Mathematics Specialist

To earn the Graduate Certificate in K-3 Mathematics Specialist:

  1. Apply and get admitted toward this certificate objective.
  2. Consult an advisor to develop a plan of study.
  3. Complete 18 credit hours as described:  the prerequisite course, then the 5 required courses.
Prerequisite
MATH 800PNumber and Operation for K-3 Mathematics Specialists3
Required Courses
MATH 801PGeometry, Measurement, and Algebraic Thinking for K-3 Mathematics Specialists3
MATH 802PNumber, Geometry and Algebraic Thinking II for K-3 Math Specialists3
TEAC 808AImprovement of Instruction in School Mathematics Primary: K-33
TEAC 808JImprovement of Instruction in School Mathematics Special Topics3
TEAC 907Seminar in Elementary School Mathematics3

Medical Family Therapy

To earn the Graduate Certificate in Medical Family Therapy:

  1. Apply and get admitted toward this certificate objective.
  2. Consult an advisor to develop a plan of study.  There are two approaches to completing this certificate:
    • Approach A: Those who hold a qualifying degree will be able to complete the certificate program within one year by taking the four core courses and practicum. For information on qualifying degrees and prerequisites, contact the department.

    • Approach B: Those who do not hold a qualifying degree may complete the certificate as a standalone non-degree objective or as part of the Child, Youth and Family Studies master's degree with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy. Requirements:

      • The core courses and practicum (as for option A)

      • The seven "other required courses" listed below

      • Nine credit hours in individual development and family relations. Courses offered through UNL, UNMC, UNO, and other institutions will be considered on an individual basis. Courses from the UNL Marriage and Family Therapy Program which fulfill this include: CYAF 872, 881, 882, 883, 888, 980, 984.

  3. Complete 15 (option A) or 45 (option B) credit hours as described here.
Core Courses and Practicum
CYAF 951Theoretical Foundations of Marriage and Family Therapy3
FMED 741: Theory and Practice of Medical Family Therapy (UNMC)3
FMED 742: Families, Health, and Illness (UNMC)3
FMED 743: Applied Medical Family Therapy (UNMC)3
FMED 744: Clinical Practicum (UNMC)3
Other Required Courses
CYAF 952Psychopathology and Dysfunctional Interactions3
CYAF 954Assessment in Family Therapy3
CYAF 955Clinical Family Therapy (Must take both 955A and 955B)3
CYAF 956Couples and Sex Therapy3
CYAF 953Issues and Ethics for Family Professionals3
CYAF 865Research Design and Methods3
Individual development and family relations (9 cr, courses vary)

Mixed Methods Research

To earn the Graduate Certificate in Mixed Methods Research:

  1. Apply and get admitted toward this certificate objective.
  2. Consult an advisor to develop a plan of study.  Participants must complete two statistics courses, one measurements course, two qualitative methods courses, and one mixed methods course. See EDPS QQPM courses for details about when these are offered. With advisor and committee approval, students may transfer in three credit hours in either the Statistics area or the Qualitative Methods area; credit hours must be from an accredited institution.
  3. Complete 18 credit hours as described here, with a grade of B or better in each course.
Statistics: Choose 2 courses (6 cr)
EDPS 859Statistical Methods 13
EDPS 860Applications of Selected Advanced Statistics 13
EDPS 941Intermediate Statistics: Experimental Methods3
EDPS 942Intermediate Statistics: Correlational Methods3
EDPS 971Structural Equation Modeling3
EDPS 972Multivariate Analysis3
Measurement: Choose 1
EDPS 870Introduction to Educational and Psychological Measurement 13
EDPS 970Theory and Methods of Educational Measurement3
Qualitative Methods: Choose 2 courses (6 cr)
EDPS 900KQualitative Approaches to Educational Research 13
EDPS 935Seminar in Qualitative Research 13
EDPS 930AEthnographic Methods1-3
EDPS 930DDiscourse Analysis Across School, Home and Community Settings1-3
Mixed Methods: Choose 1
EDPS 936Mixed Methods Research 13

1 EDPS 859, EDPS 860, EDPS 870, EDPS 900K, EDPS 935, and EDPS 936 may be completed online.

Nutrition, Non-coding RNAs, and Extracellular Vesicles (N2V)

To earn the Graduate Certificate in Nutrition, Non-coding RNAs, and Extracellular Vesicles (N2V):

  1. Apply and get admitted toward this certificate objective.
  2. Consult an advisor to develop a plan of study.
  3. [Course and credit hour requirements coming soon...]

Quilt Studies

To earn the Graduate Certificate in Quilt Studies:

  1. Apply and get admitted toward this certificate objective.
  2. Consult an advisor to develop a plan of study.
  3. Complete 12 credit hours as described here:  three required courses and one elective approved by the Certificate Program Advisor.
Required Courses
TMFD 818Quilts, History, Culture3
TMFD 905AAdvanced Problems: Textiles1-6
TMFD 905DAdvanced Problems: Design1-6
Elective (3 cr): Examples of regularly taught courses that may be applied:
TMFD 997Internship1-9
TMFD 978Seminar in Textile History (Various topics offered as 1-week summer seminars. E.g., Colonial Revival Quilts, Quilts of the Depression Era, A Century of Quilts in Women's Lives, 18th and 19th Century Dyeing and Printing Techniques, Quilts of India and Pakistan, Repair and Stabilization of Quilts.)1-3
TMFD 890Workshop/Seminar (Craft, Culture, and Fashion)1-3

Reading Intervention

To earn the Graduate Certificate in Reading Intervention:

  1. Apply and get admitted toward this certificate objective.
  2. Consult an advisor to develop a plan of study.
  3. Complete 13-15 credit hours as described here:  two core courses, one required workshop, and two other TEAC/SPED courses.
Required Courses
TEAC 811BSpecial Topics in Reading (Response to Intervention)1-6
SPED 802Advanced Assessment Techniques3
TEAC 893Workshop Seminar (Response to Intervention)1-12
Elective: Choose two courses (6-8 cr)
TEAC 811Reading Processes and Practices (other than Response to Intervention)1-6
TEAC 806Reading and Writing Disabilities: Adolescents2
TEAC 806AReading Center Practicum II2
TEAC 836AProfessional Development: Literacy Coaching3
TEAC 838Linguistics for the Classroom School Teacher3
TEAC 886Assessment, Evaluation, and Instruction of At-Risk Readers (specific section must be approved for inclusion by the advisory committee)1-3
TEAC 886BInternship in Literacy Assessment and Instruction1-3
TEAC 890Workshop Seminar1-12

Sensory Disabilities

To earn the Graduate Certificate in Sensory Disabilities:

  1. Apply and get admitted toward this certificate objective.
  2. Consult an advisor to develop a plan of study.
  3. Complete 12 credit hours as described here.
Required Courses
SPED 846Foundations of Visual Impairment: Programs and Services for Individuals with Visual Impairments3
SPED 872Psychology and Sociology of Deafness3
SPED 960Family and School Collaboration in Special Education3
SPED 852Instructional Methods for Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments3
or SPED 873 Teaching the Content Areas to the Hearing Impaired

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

To earn the Graduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages:

  1. Apply and get admitted toward this certificate objective.
  2. Consult an advisor to develop a plan of study.
  3. Complete 12 credit hours as described here:  4 courses at 3 credit hours each, maintaining a 3.25 GPA for these courses and earning a grade of B or better in each course. Up to 6 credit hours of relevant previous coursework may be applied.
Required Courses
TEAC 813AESL: Acquisition1-3
TEAC 813KLinguistics for the ELL Teacher1-3, 3
TEAC 813PTeaching English Overseas3
Elective: Take at least 1 of these courses
TEAC 813DWorld Languages Assessment1-3
TEAC 813ESpecial Topics in Teaching ESL1-6
TEAC 813JIntercultural Communication3
TEAC 813MTeaching English Language Learners (ELLs) in Content Areas3
TEAC 833AComparative Education Survey3
TEAC 833BComparative Education: Special Topics/Travel Study3-9
TEAC 897EStudent Teaching Internship: English as a Second Language1-10
TEAC 838Linguistics for the Classroom School Teacher3
TEAC 921DSeminar in Literacy Studies: Language, Culture, and Education1-9

Transdisciplinary Childhood Obesity Prevention

To earn the Graduate Certificate in Transdisciplinary Childhood Obesity Prevention:

  1. Apply and get admitted toward this certificate objective.
  2. Consult an advisor to develop a plan of study.
  3. Complete 14 credit hours as described here, with a grade of B- or better in each course.  Participants must also complete a PhD or MS.  With permission, substitutions of equivalent courses may be accepted.
Required Courses
NUTR 810Transdisciplinary Obesity Prevention3
NUTR 910Research Planning and Grant Writing for Childhood Obesity3
NUTR 986Graduate Seminar1-2
NUTR 911Practicum: Experiential Learning Experiences in Childhood Obesity Prevention1
Graduate-level statistics course
Elective: Choose one
EDPS 800Foundations of Educational Research3
NUTR 805Research Methods3
CYAF 865Research Design and Methods3

Youth Development

To earn the Graduate Certificate in Youth Development:

  1. Apply and get admitted toward this certificate objective.
  2. Consult an advisor to develop a plan of study and choose a focus:  Youth Development Specialist or Youth Program Management and Evaluation.
  3. Complete 13 credit hours as described here:  a one-hour foundations course plus 12 hours listed below. Some courses listed here require admission to a Child, Youth and Family Studies graduate degree program or permission.
May be applied to either focus
CYAF 878Youth Policy (Michigan State Univ)3
CYAF 880Contemporary Youth Issues (Various topics; UNL, Kansas State Univ, Texas Tech Univ, or North Dakota State Univ)3
Required for the Youth Development Specialist focus
CYAF 861Foundations of Youth Development (at home univ)1
CYAF 864Community Youth Development (Michigan State Univ)3
CYAF 868Adolescents and Their Families (UNL or Kansas State Univ)3
CYAF 872Youth Development (UNL or North Dakota State Univ)3
CYAF 875Youth in Cultural Contexts (Michigan State Univ)3
Required for the Youth Program Management and Evaluation focus
CYAF 861Foundations of Youth Development (at home univ)1
CYAF 873Program Design, Evaluation and Implementation (UNL)3
CYAF 863Youth Professionals as Consumers of Research (UNL)3
CYAF 869Administration and Program Management (UNL or Kansas State Univ)3

Engineering

Construction Engineering & Management

To earn the Graduate Certificate in Construction Engineering & Management:

  1. Apply and get admitted toward this certificate objective.
  2. Consult an advisor to develop a plan of study.
  3. [Course and credit hour requirements coming soon...]

Fine and Performing Arts

Music Entrepreneurship

To earn the Graduate Certificate in Music Entrepreneurship:

  1. Apply and get admitted toward this certificate objective.
  2. Consult an advisor to develop a plan of study.
  3. Complete 12 credit hours as described here. These courses are offered each fall and spring term, with the business courses (ENTR) also offered in summer. Although these are not part of the regular Master of Music program, they may be used as electives in some master's or doctoral programs in Music.
MUSC 898Special Topics in Music3
ENTR 821Initiating and Managing Entrepreneurial Growth3
ENTR 822Managing Rapid Growth and Change in Organizations3
MUSC 894Music Internship1-3

Journalism and Mass Communications

Public Relations and Social Media

To earn the Graduate Certificate in Public Relations and Social Media:

  1. Apply and get admitted toward this certificate objective.
  2. Consult an advisor to develop a plan of study.
  3. Complete 12 credit hours as described here, with grades of B or higher in all classes.
Required courses
ADPR 830Strategic Communications: Advertising Issues and Strategies3
ADPR 834Digital Insight & Analytics3
ADPR 850Public Relations Theory and Strategy3
ADPR 866Social Media Theory and Practice3