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Applying for a Graduate Certificate

To be considered for the Krannert Online Graduate Certificate program(s), you must apply for the graduate certificate using the Graduate School’s online application, even if you are currently enrolled at Purdue University. Applicants will be required to pay the application fee. Please refer to the “Instructions for Applying to Economics/Management Graduate Certification” information below for step-by-step instructions on how to apply for the Krannert Online Graduate Certificate programs.

Applicants can be admitted to only one graduate certificate program per semester.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the Krannert Graduate Certificate program, applicants must submit the following documents to complete the application:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of 3.0 or higher*
  • Current resume
  • A 300-word personal statement
  • Official transcripts from all universities attended in the original language as well as the English translation for transcripts and diplomas not in English.
  • Video Essay - Required online (KIRA) video interview/essay is provided in the application portal once your application is submitted.
  • TOEFL requirement has been waived for Online Graduate Certificates

*In lieu of the degree requirement above, Purdue Undergraduate students (Senior/Junior standing) must provide a current official transcript. Undergraduate students will be awarded the graduate certificate and conferral on official Purdue University transcript upon completion of the current undergraduate degree.

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Instructions for applying to the following Economics Graduate Certificates:

  • Business Economics and Data Analytics Graduate Certificate
  • Financial Economics Graduate Certificate
  • Publics Economics and Policy Graduate Certificate





Instructions for applying to the following Management Graduate Certificates:

  • Business Analytics Graduate Certificate
  • Business Essentials Graduate Certificate
  • Fundamentals of Human Resources Graduate Certificate
  • Global Supply Chain Management Graduate Certificate
  • Innovation and Technology Commercialization Graduate Certificate
  • Leadership, Change Management and Negotiation Graduate Certificate