Professional Certificates

The School of Information offers graduate-level certificate programs to allow students to master technical aspects in specialized areas of study.  Certificates are open to degree- and non-degree seeking students who:

  • Provide proof of Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally-accredited college or university.
  • Have a minimum earned grade point average of 3.0 or higher on all upper-division undergraduate course work toward a bachelor’s degree, or a minimum 3.0 GPA on an earned master’s degree
    Are currently enrolled as a graduate student in good standing at The Florida State University.

Admission and completion of a graduate-level certificate program does not guarantee admission to a master’s or specialist degree program.  Students may, however, apply up to 12 semester hours of credit earned toward the master’s or specialist degree with approval.

Graduate Certificate Application

Submit the online iSchool Certificate Application prior to completion of the 2nd course required for a certificate.

NOTE: All applicants must be currently enrolled as a graduate student in good standing at Florida State University or be admitted as a degree seeking or non-degree seeking student.

Non-Degree seeking students should be able to self-enroll in most online graduate courses offered by the School of Information when the non-degree seeking student enrollment appointment opens if admitted by the FSU Office of Admissions. Core courses are restricted to students pursuing a master’s or specialist degree in the School of Information, but may be requested on a space-available basis.  All requests for enrollment in any of the following courses (LIS 5020, LIS 5203, LIS 5271, LIS 5275, LIS 5408, LIS5411, LIS 5487, or LIS 5703) can be sent directly to iSchool Student Services at  Each request will be reviewed and accommodated on a space available basis when the non-degree seeking enrollment appointment opens and a confirmation email will be sent indicating a final determination.

Certificate Requirements

Visit the Certificate Program Requirements for information about certificate completion.