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Graduate Certificates

Graduate Stackable Certificates

Graduate stackable certificates have been approved for delivery to degree-seeking and non-degree-seeking students.

Stackable graduate certificate programs provide students with the opportunity to earn a transcript-recognized, non-degree credential for completing a structured sequence of courses. These programs are specifically designed to meet identified workforce needs and to provide students with skills and knowledge that will be useful for their lives and careers. Following a student’s successful application and admission to a degree-seeking program, certificate coursework may be used to satisfy the requirements of a Master’s degree, thus creating a stackable pathway towards degree. Stackable graduate certificates are available to individuals who have been admitted to the University as either degree-seeking or non-degree-seeking graduate students. Some certificate programs are available to nondegree-seeking students; persons who have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher may apply for admission to those programs by submitting required materials to the Graduate and International Admissions Center (GIAC).

Current Stackable Certificate Programs:


Mechanical Engineering Controls Certificate: The Controls graduate certificate is designed primarily for the working mechanical and petroleum engineers who deal with the control and optimization of processes and systems. The program will require completion of 9 semester credit hours of coursework and will be available to degree-seeking and non-degree-seeking students. The stackable graduate certificate will be offered in accordance with University policies and procedures that govern non-formula-funded (Option III) academic programs. These 9 hours can be applied to either the PGE or ME Option III Master's Degree.

  • ME 381M Statistical Methods for Process Control and Manufacturing
  • ME 386M Modeling, Simulation, and Control of Physical Systems
  • ME 387M Introduction to Automatic Control

Petroleum Engineering Data Analytics Certificate: The Data Analytics graduate certificate is designed primarily for the working petroleum engineer who want to master the ability to use analytics on the massive amounts of data being made available in the industry to better inform decision-making. The program will require completion of 9 semester credit hours of coursework and will be available to degree­seeking and non-degree-seeking students. The stackable graduate certificate will be offered in accordance with University policies and procedures that govern non-formula-funded (Option III) academic programs.

  • PGE 383 Topic 56 Stochastic Methods for Reservoir Modeling
  • PGE 383 Subsurface Machine Learning
  • PGE 383 High Performance Computing for Engineer

How to Apply?

Interested participants must apply by providing a resume, transcripts, and a letter indicating why you want to pursue this certificate. For more information or if you would like to apply for the graduate certificate please contact Lauren Salinas.