Basic Requirements

To earn the Graduate Certification in Community Engagement, graduate and professional students must complete three requirements:

  1. Core engagement competency seminars organized by University Outreach and Engagement (or alternatives approved by the program coordinator in advance)
  2. A mentored community engagement experience (60 hours minimum)
  3. A written engagement portfolio and presentation


The Graduate Certification in Community Engagement is designed to reinforce coherent integration of community-engaged scholarship into the student's academic program. Each aspect of the Certification offers maximum flexibility: