The graduate certificate in Learning & Performance Technology at the University of Kansas is offered at the KU Edwards Campus in Overland Park. The graduate certificate is interdisciplinary, drawing on the rich diversity of a major research university including the following KU departments: Business, Communications Studies, Design, Electrical Engineering, and Computer Science. This certificate program prepares completers for careers in instructional design and learning technologies in academic, government, and corporate settings

Graduate Admission to the School of Education

Graduate programs in education are open to students with acceptable baccalaureate and graduate degrees whose academic records indicate that they can do successful work at the graduate level. Regular admission requires a grade-point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Individual departments may require additional information and may have more stringent admission and retention requirements.

Some departments may offer special provisional admission categories to students who may not qualify under traditional admission criteria. Departments that offer provisional admission require a grade-point average of at least 2.5.  Applicants must provide evidence of ability to work successfully at the graduate level, including experience in and commitment to the profession. Exceptions to established policies must be sought individually by petition to the Graduate Division of the School of Education.

See Admission in the Graduate Studies section of the online catalog for more information.

Each department in the School of Education sets its own application deadlines.  Prospective graduate students should contact their departments for more information.

Admission to Graduate Certificate at KU

To be considered for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Learning & Performance Technology, prospective students must have completed a Bachelor’s degree with a GPA greater than 3.0. Applicants with an undergraduate GPA below 3.0 should contact an admissions advisor for information about provisional admissions.

Application Deadlines for Graduate Certificate in Learning & Performance Technology

Apply before July 15 to begin in the Fall Semester

Apply before December 15 to begin in the Spring Semester

Apply before April 1 to begin in the Summer Semester

Once you've decided to apply, you will need to start with the online application. Materials required with the online application include:

  • Transcripts - One official copy of your academic transcript from each college or university attended.
  • Resume - A current copy of your professional resume, curriculum via (CV), or an electronic portfolio.

Gainful Employment Disclosures

Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program is available here.

Students are able to complete the Graduate Certificate in Learning & Performance Technology at KU in only one academic year, by taking four required courses (12 credit hours):

ELPS 718Human Performance Technology3
ELPS 720Social Media Technology3
ELPS 814Online Learning Design and Development3
ELPS 818Games and Simulations for Learning3