2021-2022 Graduate Catalog

Certificate Programs

Ball State University offers graduate certificate programs in the following areas:

Adult/Community Education
American Sign Language and Deaf Studies
Applied Behavior Analysis
Artist Diploma in Music Performance
Athletic Coaching Education
Business Administration
Business Analytics
Business Essentials
College and University Teaching
Community College Leadership
Computer Education
Corporate Communications
Criminal Justice and Criminology
Curriculum Development and Leadership
Digital Fabrication
Disabilities for Post-Secondary Settings with an Emphasis on Autism
Diversity Studies
Early Childhood Program Administration
Early Childhood Education, Master Teacher
Education Communications
Elementary Mathematics Teacher Leadership
Emerging Media Design and Development
Emerging Media and Visual Reporting
Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
Enhanced Teaching Practice for Elementary Teachers
Entrepreneurial Studies in Music
Foundational Mathematics Teaching in Community College
Geographic Information Science (GIScience)
Gifted and Talented Education
Healthcare Administration
Health Economics
High-Performance Building Design
Historic Preservation
Human Development and Learning
Identity Leadership 
Institutional Research
Literacy Instruction
Literary Journalism
Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Middle-Level Education
Planning and Design of Healthcare Environments
Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner
Professional Meteorology and Climatology
Public Administration
Qualitative Research in Education
Real Estate Development
Response to Intervention
Selling and Sales Management
Social and Environmental Justice
Statistical Modeling
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
Teaching Writing

Virtual and Distance Education

Curriculum Criteria

The number of graduate credits for a certificate must be at least 12 credits and not more than one-half of the credits necessary for a related graduate degree. All certificate requirements must be met within five years. Students must earn at least a 3.0 GPA to qualify for a certificate, but no course with a grade below 2.0 (C- or lower) can be counted toward the certificate. No transfer credit is allowed to count toward the certificate. Credits earned toward the certificate can apply to a degree-granting program with departmental approval.