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Online Certificates of Specialization (COS)


Online Certificates of Specialization:

Certificates of Specialization can be pursued by non-degree seekers who want to pursue professional development, as well as online and on-campus students who are working toward degrees and want to earn additional credentials in another area of interest. Earn a certificate in two to five courses, depending on the concentration. It is a non-transcriptable post-baccalaureate certificate issued by the College of Education upon successful completion of all the courses comprised in the certificate program. (Courses comprising the certificate will appear on the transcript but the name of the certificate will not.) To receive your certificates, once you have completed the course work, please email the Office of Online Programs at

Tuition and fees

Effective Fall 2022, the tuition for online programs is $500.00 per credit hour. Note: Tuition is subject to change. See the Office of the Registrar page for complete information on tuition and fees. 

Weekly Online Synchronous Sessions

Some of the courses in the program may involve online video synchronous sessions that typically meet once per week, Monday - Thursday anytime between 4:00pm – 9:00pm CST. These sessions may be required and are designed for you to interact with your course instructors and peers synchronously for enriched learning experiences. Please check the course schedule for more information about the online delivery format and attendance requirements.

Application Deadlines

Completed applications including all additional materials requested are due by the following application dates.


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