Certificate Program

We welcome and review applications throughout the year, however, applications should be received by March 15 to be guaranteed consideration for Fall Semester admission (later applications are considered as space permits).

Earlier applications are recommended if applicants want to apply for financial support from MSU. The application deadline for University scholarships is typically before the end of December.

Can courses taken for the Certificate Program be applied toward the MS in Epidemiology?

Students in the certificate program can apply to the MS in Epidemiology.  If accepted, up to 9 credits can be transferred toward the MS in Epidemiology.

The following are required of students applying for the Certificate Program:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university including university transcript.
  • One year each of college-level biology and mathematics (high school advanced placement course is acceptable) is ordinarily required.
  • Three letters of recommendation, at least one of which must be from someone who is familiar with your recent academic or professional work.
  • Completion of the MSU Lifelong Education Application:

Certificate Program Application



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