Submit your application for Fall 2023 before the June 15th priority deadline
Applicants will be reviewed based on written communication skills, career objectives, professional experience and potential for equitable contributions to the field.
A new certificate cohort begins classes online every fall. Applications completed after the deadline will be considered on a space-available basis.
Current OSU graduate students who intend to pursue the certificate in conjunction with a graduate degree:
To apply, you must electronically submit:
The application documents include: (1) CV/résumé, and (2) 1-2 page personal/professional narrative. Additional requirements for these materials are described on the application page.
2. A Certificate Request Form (also known as a "Change of Major/Degree Request Form").
Under "Work on Concurrent Degree/Certificate", select "Certificate" and "Instructional Design (Certificate)." Your Change of Degree/Major Request Form will not be processed unless you are admitted to the Instructional Design certificate. You will not be charged the application fee.
Upload the following documents using the OSU Graduate School’s website:
As a part of our admissions process, our faculty want to learn more about your understanding of equity. Our certificate has a focus on equity across all of our courses. Based on either your current or future workplace, how do you define equity within training and learning? What is one equity issue you would like to be better prepared to address in your career as a result of completing this certificate?
NOTE: International applicants must also submit documents and language test scores that are outlined on the graduate admissions international applicants webpage.
If you don’t want to apply to the OSU Graduate School but would like to take individual classes that are part of the instructional design graduate certificate curriculum, you may apply to OSU as a nondegree-seeking graduate student.
Nondegree-seeking students who may later wish to apply to a graduate degree program should be aware that a maximum of 6 credits earned as a nondegree-seeking student may be transferred to a graduate certificate or degree program. For additional details, please refer to the “Nondegree Status” section of admission to Oregon State University.
Adult & Higher Education Program Lead