Community Engagement, Graduate Certificate

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Minimum Total Hours: 12

Program Code: G031

Admission Requirements

The Graduate Certificate in Community Engagement is offered through Academic Affairs in Norman and through the Tulsa Graduate College in Tulsa.

In addition to meeting the general requirements for admission to the Graduate College, applicants must also meet the admissions requirements for the Certificate Program in Community Engagement. Applications will be evaluated based on previous course work, evidence of leadership potential, and commitment to community health and well-being. Applicants must meet the minimum 3.0 GPA requirement (based upon a 4.0 scale) in previous course work. Compliance with admission requirements is demonstrated by submission of the following documents:

• Application to the Certificate program
• Personal Goal Statement
• Community Engagement Interest Statement
• Professional resume or CV
• Three letters of recommendation from persons familiar with the applicant’s scholastic or leadership
potential

For admission into the certificate program, applicants must meet the requirements for full graduate admission standing. To do so, the candidate must have supplied all the items listed above and must be eligible for admission to graduate certificate degree program for the Graduate College.

Certificate Requirements

The curriculum builds on the learner’s existing knowledge and skills in their respective degree programs and provides additional knowledge, tools, and skills needed to be a highly effective agent of change to positively influence and promote a thriving community and help its members to optimize their potential.

OCL 5603The Science of Community Engagement3
OCL 5613The Tools of Community Engagement3
OCL 5623Community Engagement Apprenticeship3
OCL 5633Community Engagement Capstone3
Total Credit Hours12

A graduate certificate is not a graduate degree. A graduate degree represents a program of independent inquiry beyond the depth of coursework alone, while a graduate certificate represents a set of courses only.

  • All courses must be taken at OU. No transfer credit will apply.
  • No course substitutions are permitted for graduate certificates.
  • Coursework applied to a graduate certificate cannot be more than five years old as of the semester the graduate certificate is awarded.
  • Students must earn a grade point average of 3.00 or higher on all coursework applied to the graduate certificate.