EMU’s interdisciplinary graduate certificates prepare students interested in cross-cutting topics with a wider range of integrated knowledge, skills and methods to meet the challenges of contemporary professional practice. Interdisciplinary studies catalyze new knowledge from many disciplines by uniting them under a central theme with shared principles and related focal points.
Credit earned in these programs can be applied toward master’s degree programs and, conversely, credits earned in the master’s degree programs can bundle toward a certificate. Please contact the programs you are interested in for more details or click the web site to see the program’s offerings.
The Nonprofit Management and Community Building interdisciplinary certificate programs listed below provide a coordinated program of study in the area of working with nonprofit organizations in the community. They are designed for executive directors, program managers, board members, consultants of nonprofit organizations and public administration professionals who want to develop competencies and peer networks to strengthen community organizations that, in turn, improve the quality of life for citizens. Each certificate is a five-course program of 12-15 credit hours with courses drawn from multiple disciplines; these courses can either enhance or apply toward a graduate program (such as M.B.A., M.P.A., M.S.W., M.L.A. or other M.A./M.S. programs). Convenient scheduling, Web-enhanced learning and practical active learning strategies make these programs suitable for working professionals and adult learners.
Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs and Courses