Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture Engineering and Technology Management

Online Certificate Program

The ETM graduate certificate program allows students to complete shorter professional blocks of coursework relevant to their specific needs. Rather than completing all the course requirements for an ETM master’s degree, students may take four courses (12-credit hours) in specialized areas. A certificate is awarded upon completion of these courses. Course credits earned for a certificate may also apply to a master’s degree in the ETM program or other graduate degree programs. A student may earn more than one certificate and may work on the certificate and master’s program concurrently.

Specialized Certificate Areas

Eight graduate certificates are available in the Engineering and Technology Management program.

Certificate Requirements

  • Students must successfully complete four courses (12 credit hours) for each certificate. (A maximum of 12-credit hours can be transferred to the ETM graduate program if a student decides to pursue an ETM master’s degree. Note: Applying for admission to the ETM certificate program does not automatically result in admission to the ETM master’s degree program.)
  • Students in the ETM master’s degree program may take courses that qualify for a certificate. They may also apply to the certificate program if they wish to receive a certificate they have earned.
  • Students must apply to WSU’s Graduate School to receive their certificates. Students need to complete an application form and pay a $25 (US) fee. Forms and deadlines can be found on the WSU Graduate School website.


Minimum requirements for admission to the certificate program include:

  • a bachelor’s degree
  • 3.0 undergraduate GPA
  • a personal statement
  • a résumé

Because the certificates consist of regular graduate courses, admission to the graduate school is still necessary.

Learn more about admission to the program.