Graduate Certificate Admissions

Thank you for your interest in apply for admission to a School of Information graduate certificate.

Learn more about the application process and requirements below:

Application Deadlines

Domestic Applicants

  • Fall Semester: February 15
  • Spring Semester: October 15
  • Summer Semester: March 15

International Applicants

  • Fall Semester: February 15
  • Spring Semester: September 1

How to Apply

To apply, you must complete the University of Arizona Graduate College online application. Follow these steps:

  1. Create a GradApp account
  2. Complete your GradApp profile under "My Account".
  3. Select "Apply to a Program" from the sidebar.
  4. Choose "Graduate Certificate" under application type and then choose the certificate you are interested in.
  5. Choose the semester during which you wish to enter the program.
  6. Your application should now be initiated under "My Active Applications."

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Admission Requirements

Applications to our certificate programs are reviewed by our Certificate Coordinator. To be admitted, you must meet the minimum requirements of the UA Graduate College, which include:

  • A bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona or from an accredited college or university recognized by the University of Arizona
  • A grade point average of 2.75 or higher

Application Checklist

You are required to submit the following materials as part of your online application. Your application will not be processed until all required information is received.

Academic Statement of Purpose

Write a 750-1000 word written statement of introduction and interest in the program. The Statement of Purpose should be uploaded in your online application in the ‘Supplemental Questions’ section.


Upload unofficial transcripts from ALL higher education institutions attended as part of the online application under ‘Supplemental Questions’ section.

Official e-transcripts can be sent to directly from the institution. Official transcripts can be requested after the graduate college has provided requirements in their letter once admittance has occurred.

Letters of Recommendation

Provide email addresses and contact information for two recommenders in the ‘Letters of Recommendation’ section of the online application. 


Upload a current resumé or curriculum vitae (CV) as part of the online application in the ‘Supplemental Questions’ section.

Applications from Current Graduate Students

A Graduate College admission application is needed if you are:

  • adding a Certificate and you are a current graduate, degree-seeking student.

Please complete the following:

  • Complete and submit a GradApp application
  • Write a 750-1000 word written statement of introduction and interest in the program in the ‘Supplemental Questions’ section
  • Unofficial transcripts, a current resume, and letters of recommendation are not required for current students. Write ‘NA’ for these fields, and submit the application. (You will need to add email addresses in the recommenders field or the system will not let you submit the application. Just add your email address in those two fields since the letters are not needed for current students.)

Additional Information

Certificates offered through Arizona Online are charged flat-fee per unit, and out-of-state tuition is not assessed. See Arizona Online Certificate Programs

Students not in online programs may also need to complete:

  • A domicile affidavit if you wish to have in-state (Arizona) statusMail or FAX the form directly to the Residency Classification Office. All students are considered out-of-state residents until domicile affidavits are processed. See Residency Guidelines and also review information about Proposition 300.
  • A financial guarantee form (international students)
  • An immunization form to be sent directly to Campus Health. Students will not be allowed to register for classes until they have met the University's immunization requirements. For more information, see the Campus Health Service's immunization requirements.

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