Cellular Biotechnology Training Program (CBTP)
The mission of the Cellular Biotechnology Training Program is to prepare graduate students for scientific careers that will transform human health through biotechnological innovation. Students from diverse scientific disciplines are provided training in interdisciplinary thinking related to biotechnology and guidance about careers in industry, government, entrepreneurship, policy, and academia. CBTP trainees typically belong to one of 9 graduate Ph.D. programs spanning 4 colleges at the university, including: Biological Chemistry, Cellular and Developmental Biology, Microbiology and Immunology within the School of Medicine; Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering with the College of Engineering, Chemistry and Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB) within the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts; and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Medicinal Chemistry within the School of Pharmacy.
Application to the certificate program is separate from the fellowship program.
Center for Entrepreneurship Courses
If you are interested in entrepreneurship, you can complement your degree to make you a more competitive and marketable employee (in industry or academia) or a more knowledgeable founder. The Center for Entrepreneurship’s courses offer hands-on experiential training, designed and taught by U-M STEM graduates and technical founders
Certificate in Engineering Education Research
The vision of the EER Program is to be internationally known and respected for innovative research and expertise that impacts scholarship, practice, and policy. The mission of the program is to improve engineering education at all levels by conducting rigorous and innovative engineering education research, preparing graduate students for successful, cutting edge research careers, and disseminating knowledge and expertise. Recognizing the interdisciplinary nature of education research, the program leverages the resources of the University of Michigan’s 19 nationally-recognized schools and colleges, as well as scholars nationally and internationally, to support the growth and development of engineering education research.
To earn the certificate, students simply complete four requirements (9 credit hours of coursework and a related EER project).
Certificate in Nanobiology
The Michigan Nanotechnology Institute in Medicine and Biological Sciences (MNIMBS) works on development of therapeutics with a particle size small enough to overcome the barriers to deliver drugs, genetic materials and vaccines. The interaction of nanoscale analytical science, synthetic materials science and engineering with biological systems provides great opportunities for the biomedical sciences. Through collaborative research projects, MNIMBS professors co-mentor students to offer a truly multidisciplinary experience.
Computational Discovery and Engineering Certificate Program
The Graduate Certificate in Computational Discovery and Engineering (CDE) trains participants to conduct computationally intensive research, and prepares them to function effectively in interdisciplinary research and product development settings that employ high-performance computing. CDE is now a fundamental tool in scientific research and modern design and manufacturing practices.
Data Science Certificate Program
The overarching goal of the Graduate Data Science Certificate Program is to train a cadre of skillful data scientists with significant multidisciplinary knowledge, broad analytical skills and agile technological abilities. The program provides interactive data-centered training and involves 9 credits of courses and 3 credits of experiential training that require a written report on data analytics.
Graduate Certificate in Innovation & Entrepreneurship
The Graduate Certificate in Innovation & Entrepreneurship is a 12-credit certificate in Innovation & Entrepreneurship for currently registered and degree-seeking Masters, Ph.D. and professional students from all schools and colleges. The program will complement the degree with leadership, business, and innovation skills and stand out to employers.
Students are eligible to apply for this certificate at any time during their degree.
Microfluidics in Biomedical Sciences Training Program (MBSTP)
The Microfluidics in Biomedical Sciences Training Program supports an interdisciplinary approach to graduate training that emphasizes biomedical microfluidics. The program is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) and features an intellectually exciting blend of training in basic biological sciences as well as quantitative disciplines (chemistry, engineering, mathematics, and physics).
Application to the certificate program is separate from the fellowship program.
Precision Health Graduate Certificate Program
The Precision Health Graduate Certificate Program marks the first program at U-M to focus on the competencies of the emerging field of precision health. The program trains future precision health scientists with the knowledge and skills to apply cutting-edge, multidisciplinary knowledge in the pursuit of improving patient and population health.
Science, Technology, and Public Policy (STPP) Graduate Certificate Program
Through the Science, Technology, and Public Policy (STPP) Graduate Certificate Program, students explore the politics and policy of science and technology. The program provides students with tools to analyze complex science and technology policy issues.
Ph.D. in Scientific Computing
The Ph.D. in Scientific Computing program is intended for students who will make extensive use of large-scale computation, computational methods, or algorithms for advanced computer architectures in their doctoral studies. A firm knowledge of the scientific discipline is essential. This is not a stand-alone degree; it is a joint degree program. Students must be accepted into the PhD program of a home department.
Engineering Sustainable Systems (ESS) Dual Degree Program
The dual degree confers a Master of Science (MS) degree from the School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) and a Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) from the College of Engineering. Students must be admitted by both units (SEAS, ChE) and meet the admission standards of both units.
New applicants must submit an application to both the Department of Chemical Engineering (program code 00115, firstname.lastname@example.org) and the School for Environment and Sustainability (email@example.com).
Graduate Certificate in Climate Change Solutions
Climate Change Solutions (Numeric code 02388 / Program level = certificate)
Any student with a bachelor’s degree who has been admitted to one of the University’s science (natural or social), engineering, or professional graduate degree programs or who is currently enrolled in one of these graduate programs is eligible to submit an application to the Climate Change Solutions Graduate Certificate Program.
The Climate Change Solutions Graduate Certificate requires 12 credit hours of coursework, including three core courses and one elective of the student’s choice. These course can be taken in any order. Learn more about the requirements and coursework here.
Earth’s climate is changing with far-reaching consequences. The challenges presented by climate change are large and broad, and for students to become leaders that pioneer solutions a breadth of expertise is needed. In the Climate Change Solutions Graduate Certificate Program, students will address the physical basis of changing climate, its impacts on humanity and be introduced to engineering solutions. The core courses establish a knowledge of climate science and the effects of warming on society, strategies for slowing and reversing the amount of warming that will be realized, and methods for responding to growing consequences of climate change. The three core courses cross the formal framework of climate change, mitigation, and adaptation.
The Climate Change Solutions Graduate Certificate Program was developed in partnership between Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering (CLaSP) and the School for Environment and Sustainability and is designed for students already enrolled in a graduate degree program at the University of Michigan. Master’s or doctoral students from any field, CoE, SEAS, LSA and the professional schools, are welcome to apply.
You can find additional information on how to apply to the certificate here.
Tauber Institute for Global Operations
Are you ready to lead? The Tauber Institute for Global Operations specializes in helping talented engineers learn business and management skills so that they are ready to take on high-level positions and responsibilities early in their careers. Tauber students are guaranteed an internship, often working with executives and industry leaders.
Technology Transfer Fellows Program
The Fellows Program at U-M Tech Transfer is for graduate students who are interested in learning about the commercialization process and intellectual property. Fellows work part-time to assist Tech Transfer licensing specialists to assess the technical and market potential of new U-M inventions.