"Who would have imagined 150 years ago ... that we would become the global prototype of a genuinely American brand of higher education — one that is an engine fo the economy, a force for democratization of public learning, the model for engagement with the world beyond the campus, and a catalyst for improving the quality of life in Michigan and around the world." - Lou Anna Kimsey Simon, Ph. D., President, Michigan State University, Founders' Day Address, February 11, 2005
Welcome to the Graduate Certification in Community Engagement Web Site!
Deadline for Applications: September 14, 2012 at 5PM. Go to the Application page for details.
There will be an Information Session held on September 7, 2012 from 1-2:30PM at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, located in Room 6.
Michigan State University's new Graduate Certification in Community Engagement prepares students for academic careers that integrate scholarship with community engagement.
The Certification is designed to help graduate and professional students develop systemic, thoughtful, and scholarly approaches to community engagement. With approval from the student's Graduate Committee chairperson and University Outreach and Engagement, students tailor their program of study to strengthen their scholarly and practical skills in engaged research, engaged teaching, or engaged service.
Graduate students who fulfill all requirements will receive a certificate of completion from the Associate Provost for University Outreach and Engagement and the Graduate School and an official notation on their academic transcript through the Office of the Registrar.
Learn more about the Graduate Certification.
Download the Graduate Certification in Community Engagement Guidebook (PDF, 525 KB, 93 pages) for complete information about the requirements, seminar content, and application process.
Download one page flyer about the Certification.