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The William B. and Catherine V. Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies

Since the University’s founding in 1890, the University of Chicago Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies has served as the center of innovative lifelong learning at the University of Chicago. Connecting people around the world to the University of Chicago’s distinct educational tradition, the Graham School offers a diverse collection of courses, certificates, and degree programs primarily at the University of Chicago’s Gleacher Center in downtown Chicago. The Graham School is dedicated to curating and disseminating the University’s rich content for a broader set of learners in ever more innovative ways, helping the University engage civically, globally, and with the latest innovations in teaching and learning.

For the most up-to-date information on our programs, please visit graham.uchicago.edu.

Contact Us

The University of Chicago Graham School (Press Building)
1427 E. 60th St., Second Floor
Chicago, IL   60637
(773) 702-1722

The University of Chicago Graham School (Bookstore)
970 E. 58th Street
Chicago, IL   60637
(773) 702-1722

The University of Chicago Gleacher Center
450 N. Cityfront Plaza Dr.
Chicago, IL   60611
(312) 464-8655

grahamschool@uchicago.edu

Credit Programs

The Graduate Student-at-Large and Returning Scholar Programs

The Graduate Student-at-Large and Returning Scholar programs enable eligible students to take graduate and undergraduate courses throughout the University of Chicago without being enrolled in a degree program.

Graduate Students-at-Large take University of Chicago courses for grades and credit, allowing students to preview graduate school, define academic focus, and build a transferable record of study. Returning Scholars audit courses, earning neither grades nor credit. The Returning Scholar program is ideal for continued personal and professional development, and skill-based study, e.g. languages.

Graduate Student-at-Large/Returning Scholar Business Programs

Graduate Students-at-Large Business enables eligible students to take courses in the Chicago Booth School of Business. Students take Booth courses for grades and credit. It is a unique opportunity to experience Chicago Booth faculty and students, build your network, create a transferable record of study, enhance your application to Booth or other MBA programs.

Students are encouraged to attend Chicago Booth admissions events and to contact Booth admissions staff for information about applying to the Evening, Weekend and Full-Time MBA programs.

Master of Liberal Arts

Taking seriously UChicago’s commitment to University Extension, the Master of Liberal Arts (MLA) program is a part-time degree program making available the university’s world-renowned resources to intellectually curious adults who otherwise cannot commit to full-time study.  The MLA’s flexible course schedule and downtown Chicago campus make it ideal for adults with busy professional lives.  Through reading, writing, and lively classroom discussions, MLA students study the works of great thinkers—in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Biological Sciences, and Physical Sciences— and begin the process of becoming thought leaders in their own spheres.  In small seminars, all led by award-winning tenured UChicago faculty, students wrestle with great ideas and sharpen their critical and synthetic thinking skills.

Admission criteria:

  • One transcript from each prior academic institution
  • Writing sample
  • Candidate statement
  • Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation

Course requirements:

  • 1 course in Humanities
  • 1 course in the Social Sciences
  • 1 course in the Biological Sciences
  • 1 course in the Physical Sciences
  • 1 non-Western elective
  • 3 free electives
  • Completion of the MLA thesis/special project

Master of Science in Analytics

The Master of Science in Analytics will give students thorough knowledge of techniques in the field of analytics, and the ability to apply them to real-world business scenarios. Building from a core in applied statistics, students will be provided with advanced analytical training to develop their ability to draw insights from big data, including:  data collection, preparation and integration; statistical methods and modeling; and other sophisticated techniques for analyzing complex data. The program is highly applied in nature, integrating business strategy, project-based learning, simulations, case studies, and specific electives addressing the analytical needs of various industry sectors. Through partnerships with key employers, the program also provides students with applied projects and data sets as well as access to career networks and employment pathways upon graduation.

Minimum g.p.a. for satisfactory academic progress: 2.7

Admission criteria:

  • Online application
  • One transcript from each prior academic institution
  • Candidate statement
  • Resume or CV

Applicants who attended an international university must also:

  • Satisfy English language proficiency requirement
  • Provide course by course evaluation

Program requirements:

  • Bootcamp
  • Foundation courses (2)
  • Core courses (9)
  • Electives (2)
  • Capstone project (2)
  • Noncredit workshops and Short courses

MScA bootcamp:

  • Introduction to Statistical Concepts* (Stats Bootcamp)

MScA foundation courses:

  • MSCA 32010: Linear Algebra & Matrix Analysis
  • MSCA 37010: Programming for Analytics*

MScA core requirements:

  • MSCA 31007: Statistical Analysis
  • MSCA 31001: Research Design for Business Applications
  • MSCA 31003: Leadership Skills: Teams, Strategies, and Communications
  • MSCA 31006: Time Series Analysis and Forecasting
  • MSCA 31008: Data Mining Principles
  • MSCA 31009: Machine Learning and Predictive Analysis
  • MSCA 31010: Linear and Nonlinear Models for Business Applications
  • MSCA 31012: Data Engineering Platforms for Analytics
  • MSCA 31013: Big Data Platforms

MScA Electives (select 2 from the following):

  • MSCA 32001: Financial Analytics
  • MSCA 32003: Marketing Analytics
  • MSCA 32004: Credit and Insurance Risk Analytics
  • MSCA 32005: Real Time Analytics
  • MSCA 32007: Data Visualization Techniques
  • MSCA 32009: Health Analytics
  • MSCA 32011: Big Data and Text Analytics
  • MSCA 32013: Optimization and Simulation Methods for Analytics
  • MSCA 32014: Bayesian Methods
  • MSCA 32015: Digital Marketing Analytics in Theory and Practice
  • MSCA 32016: Advanced Python for Streaming Analytics
  • MSCA 32017: Advanced Machine Learning
  • MSCA 32018: Natural Language Processing and Cognitive Computing

Capstone project:

  • MSCA 34000: Capstone Project Implementation
  • MSCA 34001: Capstone Writing

Non-credit workshops & short courses*

  • MSCA 37000: SAS Workshop
  • MSCA 37001: Hadoop Workshop
  • MSCA 37002: Linux Workshop
  • MSCA 37003: Python Workshop
  • MSCA 37006: R Workshop
  • MSCA 37009: Short Python Course*
  • MSCA 37011: Deep Learning & Image Recognition*
  • MSCA 37012: Advanced Optimization*
  • MSCA 37013: Ethics in Big Data Analytics*

Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics

The Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics (MScBMI) offers students the opportunity to become experts in this interdisciplinary field that includes technology, healthcare and informatics. More specifically, biomedical informatics studies and pursues the effective uses of biomedical data, information, and knowledge for scientific inquiry, problem solving and decision making, motivated by efforts to improve human health. Students will learn key skills necessary for understanding, designing, and managing health information technology systems and projects. The curriculum includes core content in clinical and research informatics; ethical, legal, and social issues; and leadership and project management techniques specific to biomedical informatics. Students can choose among a selection of electives in bioinformatics (life science and laboratory-relevant skills), big data management and analytics, and topics specific to clinical applications such as decision support systems, data integration, and application of meaningful use policies. In addition, the Capstone experience provides students with the opportunity to complete a project with an industry or University partner or in their workplace. The MScBMI is a program for working adults offered on weekday evenings and on Saturdays. Students attend either part-time or full-time and are taught by University of Chicago faculty and industry professionals.

  • Program type: Masters degree program
  • Courses
  • Program structure, requirements, and application
  • Location: Gleacher center/occasional courses in Hyde Park
  • Part-time, full-time / weekday evenings and Saturday mornings
  • Time to completion: 1 to 5 years
  • Minimum g.p.a. for satisfactory academic progress: 2.7

Admission criteria:

  • Online application
  • One transcript from each prior academic institution
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Candidate statement
  • Resume or CV

Applicants who attended an international college or university must also:

  • Satisfy English language proficiency requirement
  • Provide course by course evaluation

The MScBMI requires five core courses, four electives and a capstone project, which includes taking three capstone courses, for degree completion.

Core courses:

  • MSBI 31100: Introduction to Biomedical Informatics
  • MSBI 31200: Leadership and Management for Informaticians
  • MSBI 31300: Concepts in Computer Programming -OR- MSBI 31600: Advanced Concepts in Computer Programming
  • MSBI 31400: Applied Research/Clinical Informatics
  • MSBI 31500: Ethics and Policy Questions: Genomics, Health Care, and Big Data

Electives courses (select 4 from the following):

  • MSBI 32100: Health Information Technology Integration, Interoperability Standards
  • MSBI 32200: Big Data and Health Care
  • MSBI 32300: Decision Support Systems and Health Care
  • MSBI 32400: Introduction to Bioinformatics
  • MSBI 32500: Advanced Bioinformatics: Genome Analysis
  • MSBI 32600: Geographic Information Systems and Health Information
  • MSBI 31600: Advanced Concepts in Computer Programming
  • MSBI 32800: Healthcare Innovation and Entrepreneurship 
  • MSBI 32900: Evaluation Informatics Research Methods
  • MSBI 33100: Population Health Informatics
  • MSBI 33200: Machine Learning for Biomedical Informatics

Capstone courses:

  • MSBI 39901: Capstone Proposal
  • MSBI 39902: Capstone Implementation
  • MSBI 39903: Capstone Writing and Presentation

Master of Science in Threat and Response Management

The Master of Science in Threat and Response Management is designed to prepare first responders, business professionals, policy makers, health professionals and those in related fields to respond to and recover from complex incidents, regardless of their size or cause. These incidents can include terrorist attacks; natural disasters; disease outbreaks; disruptions to business operations; chemical, radiological and nuclear threats; and more. As a student in the program, you will gain knowledge about these areas from instructors who have both tactical and academic experience, take part in learning experiences inside and outside the classroom, and network and share lessons with colleagues, policy makers and other professionals.

Minimum g.p.a. for satisfactory academic progress: 3.0

Admission Criteria:

To be admitted to the program, applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree. To be considered for admission, applicants must submit:

  • A completed online application form
  • A resume or curriculum vitae
  • Transcripts from all universities attended
  • A candidate statement
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • $75 application fee.

Curriculum requirements:

Students must complete 1200 units, comprising 12 courses, which must include:

  • 6 core courses
  • 3 elective courses
  • A capstone project and the corresponding capstone course sequence (3 courses)

Core courses:

  • MSTR 31101: Foundations of Emergency Management and Homeland Security
  • MSTR 31102: Statistics, Data Visualization and Research Methods
  • MSTR 31103: Complex Adaptive Systems for Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security
  • MSTR 31104: Emergency Management, Policy Making, Law and Ethics
  • MSTR 31105: Communications Strategies for Crisis Management
  • MSTR 31106: Crisis Leadership and Management

Elective courses (select 3 choose from the following):

  • MSTR 32211: Business Continuity, Contingency, Resilience and Sustainability
  • MSTR 32203: Critical Infrastructure Protection and Key Resources
  • MSTR 32206: Cyber Awareness
  • MSTR 32204: Data Analytics for Emergency Response 1
  • MSTR 32208: Data Analytics for Emergency Response 2
  • MSTR 32209: Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases
  • MSTR 32210: Financial and Resource Planning for Risk and Crisis Managers
  • MSTR 32202: Modeling and Simulation for Policy Analysis and Design 
  • MSTR 32212: Psychological, Social and Behavioral Contexts of Emergency and Hazard Response
  • MSTR 32201: Public Health Surveillance and Investigation
  • MSTR 32205: Radiation, Chemical, and Biohazard Countermeasures - Essentials for Community Survival 
  • MSTR 32207: Technology Strategy and Information Systems

Capstone sequence:

  • MSTR 33001: Capstone Project: Proposal
  • MSTR 33002: Capstone Project: Research and Implementation
  • MSTR 33003: Capstone Project: Writing and Presentation

Master of Arts in Teaching

The University of Chicago’s Urban Teacher Education Program (UChicago UTEP) is a five-year experience that includes a two-year master's degree program and three years of post-graduation supports. Through UChicago UTEP, candidates receive a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree and Illinois teaching certification. There are two certification pathways, Elementary (grades 1-6) and Middle Grades (5-8).

The two pathways meet Illinois's new licensure structure and standards for teaching:  (1) all core-subjects in self-contained elementary grades 1-6; and (2) specific core subjects in departmentalized middle grades 5-8.

Admission Criteria:

  • Online application (including three letters of recommendation)
  • Official transcripts
  • Submit a Composite ACT Plus Writing score of 22 or higher with a minimum score of 19 on the Combined English/Writing OR a Composite SAT score of 1030 or higher on Critical Reading plus Mathematics, with a minimum score of 450 on Writing if taken before March 5, 2016, OR a Composite SAT score of 1110 (Evidence-based Reading and Writing plus Mathematics) or higher, and a minimum score of 26 on the Writing and Language Test for the Redesigned SAT taken on or after March 5, 2016,  in lieu of the Illinois Certification Testing System (ICTS/Illinois Licensure Testing System or ILTS) Basic Skills or Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) exams. If the SAT score is submitted, it must include the writing subtest.
  • The GRE exam is NOT required for admission. 
  • If the application meets the criteria, students will be invited to an in-person interview during the winter quarter of their third year in the College.

Minimum g.p.a. for satisfactory academic progress: 3.0

Ideal candidate are those whose college transcript(s) reflects that they have met the Illinois State General Education standards with excellence.  All requirements listed below must be met prior to UChicago UTEP admission:

Elementary (Grades 1-6)

  • 2 Science Courses (in any of the following areas:  life, physical/chemistry, earth science, space science)
  • 2 Social Science Courses (in any of the following areas:  history, geography, civics, & government, economics)
  • 1 Mathematics Course (in any of the following areas:  college-level math, number sense, geometry, probability & statistics, calculus)
  • 1 Fine Arts Course (in any of the following areas:  music, art, dance, etc.)

Middle Grades (Grades 5-8)

Candidates can be endorsed in any or all of the following subject areas.  (Please note that some content courses taken as a UTEP student can help fulfill endorsement requirements). 

  • Science (4 courses in any of the following areas:  life, physical/chemistry, earth science, space science)
  • Social Science (5 courses in any of the following areas:  history, geography, civics & government, economics)
  • Mathematics (4 courses in any of the following areas:  college-level math, number sense, geometry, probability & statistics, calculus)
  • English/Language Arts (4 courses in any of the following areas:  reading, writing, literature, communication)
  • Bilingual/ESL (6 required courses and must pass the Target Language Proficiency Test)
  • ESL (6 required courses and must pass the Target Language Proficiency Test)

Foundations curriculum (Year One):

Autumn

  • UTEP 35505: Foundations of Education I: The Social Aspects and History of Chicago and Chicago Schools
  • UTEP 35510: Mathematics Content For Teaching I
  • UTEP 51000: Reading Content for Teaching I
  • UTEP 43200: Mathematics Methods I

Winter

  • UTEP 35506: Foundations of Education II: Philosophy of Education
  • UTEP 52000: Reading Content for Teaching II
  • UTEP 35511: Mathematics Content for Teaching II
  • UTEP 43400: Mathematics Methods II

Spring

  • UTEP 35502: Foundations of Education III: Human Development & Learning
  • UTEP 55000: Reading & Writing Methods 
  • UTEP 35513: Science Content for Teaching I
  • UTEP 35512:Mathematics Content for Teaching III 
  • UTEP 35522: Foundations Practicum III

Residency curriculum (Year Two):

Summer

  • UTEP 33001: Differentiation
  • UTEP 35523: Social Studies Methods
  • UTEP 35514: Science Content for Teaching II
  • UTEP 35525: Science Methods

Autumn

  • UTEP 47000: Practicum I: Instruction & edTPA
  • UTEP 48000: Teaching & Learning I: Building and Managing  a Classroom Community
  • UTEP 37100: Foundations of Bilingual and ESL Education  

Winter

  • UTEP 47100: Practicum II: Using Formative Data to Improve Teaching Practice
  • UTEP 48100: Teaching & Learning II: Reading and Writing Across the Content Areas
  • UTEP 35543: Social Studies Content for Teaching

Spring

  • UTEP 47200: Practicum III: Unit Assessment  
  • UTEP 48200: Teaching & Learning III: Integrated Classroom management
  • UTEP 37200: Methods and Materials for Teaching ESL

Noncredit Programs

Basic Program of Liberal Education for Adults

The Basic Program of Liberal Education for Adults offers a rigorous, noncredit liberal arts curriculum that draws on the strong Socratic tradition at the University of Chicago and covers the foundations of modern Western political and social thought. Read, explore, and engage with these important texts in a dedicated community of learners, led by experienced instructors. There are no tests, papers, or grades; you will instead discover, disagree, and discuss these works just as students in the College at the University of Chicago do, with the benefit of additional years of insight and experience to add to the conversation.

Participants earn a certificate upon completion of the entire four-year curriculum (12 quarters), as well as some of the privileges of University of Chicago alumni.

Courses:

  • Basic Program Year 1: Autumn, Winter, Spring quarters
  • Basic Program Year 2: Autumn, Winter, Spring quarters
  • Basic Program Year 3: Autumn, Winter, Spring quarters
  • Basic Program Year 4: Autumn, Winter, Spring quarters

https://grahamschool.uchicago.edu/academic-programs/liberal-arts/basic-program 

Business Analytics

The online Business Analytics certificate is designed to improve evidence-based decision-making skills of business professionals. The certificate also equips these professionals with the ability to manage analytics teams and act as translators between business and technical people.

Admission Criteria:

  • Completed online application
  • $40 application fee (non-refundable)
  • Personal Statement
  • Current resume or CV

Non-credit certificate programs do not provide a GPA. Certificate courses are graded on an A-F and P/F scale. Students must earn at minimum a passing grade (P) or (C-) to pass a course. Students who earn a D+, D, D-, or F in a course will not pass.

Curriculum requirements:

  • 4 Required Courses

NOTE: The Business Analytics certificate is currently undergoing curricular revisions and requirements may change before or during the 2018/2019 academic year. Updated curricular information can always be found here: https://grahamschool.uchicago.edu/academic-programs/professional-development/business-analytics/curriculum

Courses required for completion of the certificate: (requirements for 2018-19 admits):

  • BUAN18100: Exploring Data to Evaluate Business Practices: Databases and Reporting
  • BUAN18200: Exploring Data to Evaluate Business Practices: Exploratory Data Analysis and Visualization
  • BUAN19100: Data Analysis for Evidence Based Decision Making
  • BUAN19200: Data Mining for Evidence Based Decision Making

Clinical Trials Management and Regulatory Compliance

This comprehensive certificate program provides rigorous clinical research training across the entire clinical trials process, from the perspective of the clinical study site as well as that of the sponsor or monitor. The broad curriculum covers ICH good clinical practice guidelines, regulatory requirements and compliance, detecting fraud and misconduct, and statistics for clinical research. Students will build the skills and knowledge to initiate clinical research studies, apply monitoring methods, and write documents and reports, while understanding and abiding by FDA regulations and International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) guidelines.

Admission criteria:

  • Completed online application
  • $40 application fee (non-refundable)
  • Personal Statement
  • Current resume or CV

Non-credit certificate programs do not provide a GPA. Certificate courses are graded on an A-F and P/F scale. Students must earn at minimum a passing grade (P) or (C-) to pass a course. Students who earn a D+, D, D-, or F in a course will not pass.

Curriculum requirements:

  • 6 courses in total: 5 required courses and 1 elective

Updated curricular information can be found here: https://grahamschool.uchicago.edu/academic-programs/professional-development/clinical-trials/curriculum

Courses required for completion of the degree: (requirements for 2018-19 admits)

Required courses (5):

  • CLIN11100: Good Clinical Practices
  • CLIN11200: The Drug Development Process
  • CLIN11300: Statistical Concepts for Clinical Research
  • CLIN11400: Fundamentals of Site Management
  • CLIN11500: Fundamentals of Clinical Monitoring

Elective courses (select 1):

  • CLIN10100: Introduction to Clinical Research: Conception to Protocol Development
  • CLIN21100: Fraud and Misconduct
  • CLIN21200: Project Management and Leadership in the Healthcare Industry

Digital Marketing and Integrated Communications

The Digital Marketing and Integrated Communications certificate is designed for professionals who want to launch their marketing career or refresh it with new skills. The courses in the certificate provide essential training within a range of marketing disciplines including digital marketing, social media, advertising, marketing planning, brand development, market research, and public relations. Professionals in the program engage in thinking and practices rooted in marketing results.

Criteria for admission into program:

  • Completed online application
  • $40 application fee (non-refundable)
  • Personal Statement
  • Current resume or CV

Non-credit certificate programs do not provide a GPA. Certificate courses are graded on an A-F and P/F scale. Students must earn at minimum a passing grade (P) or (C-) to pass a course. Students who earn a D+, D, D-, or F in a course will not pass.

Curriculum requirements:

Updated curricular information can be found here: https://grahamschool.uchicago.edu/academic-programs/professional-development/digital-marketing/curriculum

Courses required for completion of the degree: (requirements for 2018-19 admits)

Required Courses (4):

  • IMKT11100: Successful Marketing: Basics to New Directions
  • IMKT11200: Branding for Competitive Advantage
  • IMKT11300: Managing Integrated Marketing Communications
  • IMKT11400: Marketing Experience, Analytics, and Optimization

Elective courses (2):

  • IMKT21100: Digital Shopper Marketing
  • IMKT21200: Consumer Research Design and Analysis
  • IMKT21400: Search Engine Marketing
  • IMKT21500: Web Analytics for Marketing Professionals
  • IMKT21600: Public Relations
  • IMKT21700: Designing a Social Media Strategy
  • IMKT21800: Consumer Behavior
  • IMKT21900: Content Marketing

Editing

The Editing certificate program offers a focused sequence of courses designed to prepare individuals to enter the publishing industry and to help current editing professionals build skills and knowledge for career advancement. In addition to core courses focused on manuscript editing, students have the opportunity to learn about the emerging technologies and marketing tools that dramatically affect publishing professionals today.

Criteria for admission into program:

  • Completed online application
  • $40 application fee (non-refundable)
  • Personal Statement
  • Current resume or CV

Non-credit certificate programs do not provide a GPA. Certificate courses are graded on an A-F and P/F scale. Students must earn at minimum a passing grade (P) or (C-) to pass a course. Students who earn a D+, D, D-, or F in a course will not pass.

Curriculum requirements:

5 courses in total: 4 required courses and 1 elective

Updated curricular information can be found here: https://grahamschool.uchicago.edu/academic-programs/professional-development/editing/curriculum

Courses required for completion of the degree: (requirements for 2018-19 admits)

Required courses (4):

  • EDIT11100: Basic Manuscript Editing
  • EDIT11200: Intermediate Manuscript Editing
  • EDIT11300: Advanced Manuscript Editing
  • EDIT11400: Editing Electronically

Elective courses (1):

  • EDIT11100: Basic Manuscript Editing
  • EDIT11200: Intermediate Manuscript Editing
  • EDIT11300: Advanced Manuscript Editing
  • EDIT11400: Editing Electronically

Financial Decision Making

The Financial Decision Making Certificate is designed for professionals who want to launch a career in finance, refocus on business management basics, or prepare for a top-ranked MBA program. The program offers foundational skill development in business accounting and finance, and the rigorous coursework builds core knowledge and understanding to enhance job effectiveness and for career advancement.

Criteria for admission into program:

  • Completed online application
  • $40 application fee (non-refundable)
  • Personal Statement
  • Current resume or CV

Non-credit certificate programs do not provide a GPA. Certificate courses are graded on an A-F and P/F scale. Students must earn at minimum a passing grade (P) or (C-) to pass a course. Students who earn a D+, D, D-, or F in a course will not pass.

Curriculum requirements:

5 courses in total: 3 required courses and 2 electives

Updated curricular information can be found here: https://grahamschool.uchicago.edu/academic-programs/professional-development/financial-decision-making/curriculum

Courses required for completion of the degree: (requirements for 2018-19 admits)

Required courses (3):

  • FIND11100: Financial Accounting
  • FIND11200: Corporate Finance
  • FIND21100: Principles of Economics

Electives (select 2):

  • FIND21200: Managerial Analysis: Tools for Better Decisions
  • FIND21300: Securities and Portfolios
  • FIND21500: Behavioral Economics

Medical Writing and Editing

The Medical Writing and Editing certificate program is designed to teach students the fundamentals and best practices of crisp, clear, and sophisticated medical writing and editing. The comprehensive curriculum ensures students are trained in the industry standard AMA Manual of Style. Coursework includes accessing medical research, using appropriate terminology, and designing and presenting data visualizations.

Application criteria:

  • Completed online application
  • $40 application fee (non-refundable)
  • Personal Statement
  • Current resume or CV

Non-credit certificate programs do not provide a GPA. Certificate courses are graded on an A-F and P/F scale. Students must earn at minimum a passing grade (P) or (C-) to pass a course. Students who earn a D+, D, D-, or F in a course will not pass.

Curriculum requirements:

6 courses in total: 5 required courses and 1 elective

Updated curricular information can be found here: https://grahamschool.uchicago.edu/academic-programs/professional-development/medical-writing-and-editing/curriculum

Courses required for completion of the degree: (requirements for 2018-19 admits)

Required courses (5):

  • MEWE30100: Medical Copyediting
  • MEWE30200: Fundamentals of Substantive Editing and Publication Ethics
  • MEWE30300: Fundamentals of Writing and Research
  • MEWE30400: Preparing Tables, Graphs, and Figures
  • MEWE30500: Understanding and Reporting Biostatistics

Electives (select 1):

  • MEWE40100: MEDLINE and Beyond: Medical Research Databases
  • MEWE40300: Freelancing for Medical Writers and Editors
  • MEWE40400: Regulatory Writing

Essentials of Project Management

This program covers the essential managerial and technical aspects of modern project management. Additionally, it gives professionals direct experience using appropriate tools and techniques to successfully execute a project. By the end of this program, students will have a mastery of the basic theory and practice of project management. Included will be exposure to many of the "soft skills" inherent in successful project execution, such as communication, interpersonal relationships, and problem-solving.

Admission criteria:

The Essentials of Project Management program does not require admission. Interested students may directly register for classes.

Non-credit certificate programs do not provide a GPA. Certificate courses are graded on an A-F and P/F scale. Students must earn at minimum a passing grade (P) or (C-) to pass a course. Students who earn a D+, D, D-, or F in a course will not pass.

Curriculum requirements:

1 or 2 courses in total: either 1 online course or two in-person courses

Updated curricular information can be found here: https://grahamschool.uchicago.edu/academic-programs/professional-development/project-management/essentials/curriculum

Courses required for completion of the degree: (requirements for 2018-19 admits)

Required courses:

  • PMGT17101: Essentials of Project Management (online)

OR:

  • PMGT11101: Idea to Completion (in-person)
  • PMGT11102: Making Projects Work (in-person)

Project Management Strategy

The Project Management Strategy certificate is designed for professionals who want to develop their understanding of the strategic, leadership, human resources, and operational aspects of project management. Completion of the Project Management Strategy certificate will provide the project manager or team member with the knowledge and insight to successfully meet and embrace the challenges inherent in successful project completion. This is an intermediate program for people who have completed the Essentials of Project Management certificate or who have real-time experience working on or leading a project team.

Admission criteria:

  • Completed online application
  • $40 application fee (non-refundable)
  • Personal Statement
  • Current resume or CV

Non-credit certificate programs do not provide a GPA. Certificate courses are graded on an A-F and P/F scale. Students must earn at minimum a passing grade (P) or (C-) to pass a course. Students who earn a D+, D, D-, or F in a course will not pass.

Curriculum requirements:

5 courses in total: 3 required courses and 2 electives

NOTE: The Project Management Strategy certificate is currently undergoing curricular revisions and requirements may change before or during the 2018/2019 academic year.

Updated curricular information can always be found here:  https://grahamschool.uchicago.edu/academic-programs/professional-development/project-management/strategy/curriculum

NOTE: Students with project management experience can bypass "Idea to Completion" and then only need to complete 4 courses in total.

Courses required for completion of the degree: (requirements for 2018-19 admits)

REQUIRED:

  • PMGT17101: Essentials of Project Management (online)
  • PMGT11101: Idea to Completion (in-person)
  • PMGT11102: Making Projects Work (in-person)

AND choice of:

  • PMGT21102: Assessment and Recovery of Troubled Projects  OR
  • PMGT21105: Managing Project Resources: Budgets, Estimates, and Performance

Elective courses:

  • PMGT11201: Introduction to Agile for Project Managers
  • PMGT11202: Managing the Radical Shift to Agile
  • PMGT21102: Assessment and Recovery of Troubled Projects
  • PMGT21105: Managing Project Resources: Budgets, Estimates, and Performance
  • PMGT21106: Negotiation and Dispute Resolution for Project Managers
  • PMGT31106: Design Thinking for Project Managers

Advanced Project Management

The purpose of the Advanced Project Management certificate program is to provide the experienced project practitioner with a forum for examining leading-edge concepts, best practices, and approaches to issues that will directly affect job performance and organizational success. Our Advanced Project Management courses are designed for participants with several years of project management experience. This certificate offers an opportunity for very experienced project managers to interact with their peers to learn and work with professionals who have similar levels of responsibility. 

This program lets you take advantage of your experience while earning continuing education credits (PDUs) in a meaningful way. Benefits include:

  • Interaction with peers in advanced courses – sharing similar levels of experiences.
  • In-depth study of topics directly pertinent to organizational success.
  • All participants earn PDUs from the Project Management Institute.
  • Meet continuing educational requirements with courses that will hold your interest while expanding your knowledge base.
  • Freedom to choose the courses that are the most important to you professionally.
  • Students must have 3-5 years of progressive project management experience, and may take courses without enrolling in the program.

Visual Arts

The Visual Arts Certificate Program was created to help emerging and mid-career artists access practical information and resources that allow them to enhance the success of their current artists practice. A partnership between the Hyde Park Art Center and the University of Chicago Graham School, the program brings together studio learning and professional development across five courses. We aim to foster a sense of artistic community, and to offer artists a positive space to engage in critical dialogue with others working in the arts. 

Additional Graham School Noncredit Programs

Personal Enrichment

Civic Knowledge

Know Your Chicago

Lecture Series

Open Enrollment Courses

Travel Study

Professional Development

Corporate and Custom Training

National Museum Publishing Seminar

Summer

The University of Chicago offers numerous summer learning opportunities for students through the Graham School.

The School offers noncredit courses, lectures, and events downtown. No matter what your interests are or where you wish your goals to take you, we are certain you can find myriad possibilities to enrich your summer at the Graham School.

Basic Program Summer Courses

Liberal Arts Summer Courses

Professional Development Summer Courses

Writer’s Studio Summer Courses

Online

The Graham School currently offers two of its programs in full in an online format: the Clinical Trials and Regulatory Compliance Certificate Program, and the Medical Writing and Editing Certificate Program. 

We are continually working to expand our online learning opportunities. If you would like to speak with a staff member about specialized group online training, please contact us at grahamschool@uchicago.edu.