"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!

Michigan State University's Graduate Certification in Community Engagement prepares students for academic and professional careers that integrate scholarship with community engagement.

The Certification is designed to help graduate and professional students develop systemic, respectful, and scholarly approaches to their community engaged work. With approval from their Guidance Committee chairperson and University Outreach and Engagement, students tailor their program of study to strengthen their scholarly and practical skills in engaged research and creative activities, engaged teaching and learning, engaged service, and/or engaged commercialization activities.

Students who fulfill all requirements receive a letter of congratulations from the Associate Provost for University Outreach and Engagement, an official notation on their academic transcript, and a certificate of completion from MSU’s Office of the Registrar.

Learn more about the Graduate Certification. Contact Diane Doberneck, Coordinator, with your questions at connordm@msu.edu or (517) 353-8977