The University of Missouri Center for the Digital Globe (CDiG) offers a 12-hour graduate certificate program for professional students and for both non-degree seeking and degree-seeking graduate students.
Students must formally apply and be admitted to the graduate certificate program. The method of applying for admission to the certificate program depends on the student's current Graduate School admission status.
At the end of the certificate program, participating students are required to complete the Application for Graduate Certificate form, verifying that they have met all requirements for the certificate.
The Center for the Digital Globe offers two options for completing the Center for the Digital Globe Graduate Certificate.
- Management 8100: Exploring the Digital Globe, 3 credits. This inter-departmental course introduces students to the impacts of technological change and globalization.
- Journalism 8054 / Management 8054: Entrepreneurship and Media of the Future. 3 credits. Student teams develop solutions to a business challenge posed by a real-world company and present those solutions at an annual symposium.
- 6 credits of graduate course work. The courses taken to satisfy this requirement are those that have been approved by the Center’s faculty in consultation with the academic programs that offer the course.
Stand Alone Certificate
For non-degree graduate students and students completing professional degrees
Eligibility: The prerequisite for the stand-alone certificate is a bachelor's degree. Professional students who pursue the stand-alone certificate must be dual enrolled in the Graduate School and receive graduate credit for their 12 semester hours of stand-alone certificate courses. Students must maintain a minimum grade of 3.0 or equivalent in each course to receive credit toward completion of the certificate.
Graduate Degree Dependent Certificate
For students completing a graduate degree
Eligibility: Students who have completed their bachelor's degrees and are enrolled in a master’s, doctoral or professional program and working toward a graduate degree at the University of Missouri.
Students must formally apply and be admitted to the certificate program in order to receive the Center for the Digital Globe Graduate Certificate. Depending on the current Graduate School admission status, the student may apply for admission to the graduate certificate program through either Process 1 or Process 2 below.
Students who are currently admitted to the Graduate School as a Non-Degree Graduate Student or are already admitted to a graduate degree program should print and complete the Application for Graduate Change of Program Form.
Instructions for Completing the Change of Program Form:
- Fill in items 1 through 9.
- On item 7, place a checkmark beside Grad Certificate.
- On item 9, write the words Center for the Digital Globe Graduate Certificate in the box labeled New, and leave the remainder of the form blank.
- Take the form to the student's graduate faculty advisor for first review and signature. This individual will forward the form to their divisional director of graduate studies for review and signature. The divisional director will then send the form to the Graduate School for processing.
Students who are currently enrolled in a professional degree program and have not been admitted to the Graduate School, or who hold a bachelor's egree and have not been admitted to Graduate School (new Graduate School applicant wishing to pursue a Center for the Digital Globe Graduate Certificate), should complete the online form Application for Admission to Graduate School.
After submission, the completed form will be reviewed by the appropriate graduate faculty advisor and divisional director of graduate studies. The divisional director will then submit a Graduate Admission Communication Form to the Graduate School for processing.