Graduate Certificate in Facilities Management
Basic Certificate Information
The graduate certificate in Facility Management is a 15 credit hour certificate program designed to educate and equip graduate-level facility management students with advanced knowledge and skills to enhance their performance, capabilities, and professional qualifications.
This certificate is 100% online and designed to develop fully-qualified facilities managers who are prepared to support and advance the facilities management profession. According to information provided by the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), there is a critical need for professionally trained facility managers throughout the world. The current age of the average facility manager is 49, with 50% of the world’s facility managers expected to retire in the next five to fifteen years. With these seasoned managers stepping down, employers will have an increased need for well-trained employees from varying fields to fill these positions. Students who complete the Facility Management graduate certificate will be prepared to make an immediate positive impact in the facilities management field.
Admission Requirements and Prerequisites
The prerequisites for this program are a bachelor’s or master’s degree in engineering, architecture, sciences, business, or other facility management related field or discipline. Practicing facility managers with at least two years of experience in facility management and a bachelor’s degree in other fields will also be admitted to the program, with approval of the program coordinator.
To maintain enrollment in the certificate program, students should maintain a 3.0 grade point average throughout tenure in the program.
| General University Requirements
||Must meet certificate program regulations .
||A completed Graduate School application, unless currently enrolled as a degree-seeking graduate student.
||Official transcripts from all institutions attended. All international transcripts must be recorded in English or officially translated to English.
| Resume or Curriculum Vitae
|| Not required.
| Letters of Recommendation
| Statement of Purpose
|| Not required.
| Test Scores
|| Not required.
| Evaluation of Foreign Credentials
||All applicants including non-U.S. citizens (International), U.S. Citizens, and permanent residents who have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions are required to submit official transcripts along with an evaluation of the transcripts from Foreign Credentials Service of America.
- An approved evaluation requires a detailed course-by-course evaluation. Summaries will not be accepted.
- Foreign credential evaluations must be received by the application deadline for your application to be processed.
- Foreign Credentials Service of America in Austin, TX is the only accepted evaluation agency. They can be reached at (512) 459-8429, firstname.lastname@example.org, or online at https://www.foreigncredentials.org/our-services/apply-now/ .
- If you need a request form, please visit the FCSA website to access the form here.
| International Applicants
||Must meet international graduate student admission requirements
- IELTS: Minimum score of 6.5.
- TOEFL: Minimum scores of 79 or 60 for Internet or paper versions, respectively.