Graduate Certification in Community Engagement

Developing the skills and
competencies needed for exemplary
university-community engagement

Applications Due:
Friday, September 6, 2024, 5:00pm

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Info Session

Learn about program requirements, the online application process, and examples from past students in the program.

August 28, 2024

  10:00 – 11:30am   ||
  Zoom Meeting

Learn more about the Graduate Certification

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 community-engaged research and creative activities, community-engaged teaching and learning, community-engaged service and practice, and/or community-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 or (517) 353-8977