Graduate Certificate Option

** The registration for CSE Graduate Certificate Option is no longer available. Please check the CSE Transcriptable Graduate Concentration available to graduate students in participating departments. If you have any question, please contact cse@illinois.edu.

Program Completion - How Do I Get My Certificate?

**The following pertains to students who are currently enrolled in the CSE Graduate Certificate Option.**

Please note if you are a graduate student you can only submit the CSE certificate graduate approval form the semester you are graduating, as we need to verify the completion of your thesis requirement.

Once you have completed the certification requirement, the student must submit a CSE Approval Form (must log in with university credentials). The approval form requires that you attach a copy of your DARS report. The DARS report is an audit of your records indicating what classes you have taken. Please highlight the courses you took to satisfy the certificate option before attaching the DARS report. Certificates are issued three times per year: during the first weeks of December, May, and August.

Coursework Requirements:

Each participating department has a set of specific coursework that students must satisfy to complete the CSE Certificate Option. The certificate program is designed so that it can fit within the required courses in the students’ home department without the need of taking additional hours that are distinct from required coursework. Please click on the link corresponding to your department below to find the coursework necessary for certificate completion.

Participating Departments and Programs