The Graduate Certificate in Engineering (GCEN) Program is open to qualified applicants holding a regionally accredited baccalaureate degree in engineering or a related field. In addition to submitting a Graduate School admission application with fee, a copy of the applicant's college transcripts is required for evaluation. Applicants with an undergraduate GPA of less than 3.0 may be admitted on a provisional basis if they have demonstrated a satisfactory experience in another graduate program and/or their work experience has been salutary. In that case, two recommendation letters are required as well. Applicants with foreign credentials must submit academic records in the original language with literal English translations. Please allow at least three months for evaluation of these credentials.

PLEASE NOTE: The GCEN program is not available to international students.

The student chooses one of the academic options and completes 12 credit hours of approved coursework with an average grade of B. The coursework, which can include up to 3 credits at the 400 - level, must be approved by the GCEN faculty advisor within the selected department. The 12 credits used for the Graduate Certificate in Engineering can be applied toward the 30 credits required for the Master of Engineering, should the student be admitted to that program on completion of the Certificate.

We trust that you will find this 12 credit-hour program to be an affordable, convenient way to "retool" and keep current with the latest technological developments in your field, or perhaps to develop a new area of expertise so as to further your career.

For more information about the University of Maryland's Clark School of Engineering graduate degree programs for working engineers and technical professionals - CLICK HERE!

Contact Vinette Brown-Darlington at or 301-405-1098 for questions about programs, courses, etc.

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