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The application is open! Please contact [email protected] if you are interested in applying.


Submit your application for Fall 2024 before the June 15th priority deadline. Applications submitted after this date will be reviewed on a space available basis. Apply now


Program Details:

  • Bachelor's degree (in any field) in good standing
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA

  • Note: We do not require GRE scores

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:

1. Submit the Instructional Design application documents to [email protected]

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. 

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 9 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.


1. Resume – A current resume that includes employment history and professional experience.

2. Writing Sample – A 1-2 page personal/professional narrative addressing this prompt: Equity: Our program 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 program?