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Certificate Program Applicants

If you are not currently enrolled in an ESU degree program, you must fill out the certificate program application to be eligible for admission to a certificate program. Before starting the certificate application, please initiate a conversation with the certificate faculty contact person noted below to learn more about the details and admission requirements of the program.

Once you have been approved to apply by the certificate as per the faculty contact below, you may complete the Undergrad Certificate Only application. A $25 non-refundable application fee is required at the time of application submission. You will also be asked to submit an official high school transcript. Once enrolled in a certificate only program, if you choose to begin a degree-seeking program at East Stroudsburg University, you must apply to the University as a degree seeking student.

Certificate Programs, Faculty Contacts and Additional Admission Requirements:

Business Writing

External candidates must be interviewed by the English department chairperson to determine eligibility for certificate program.

Contact: Kim L. McKay, Associate Professor, Department Chair, English, Stroud Hall 309 A, (570) 422-3608, kmckay@esu.edu

Crisis Intervention Certificate

External candidates must be interviewed by the Psychology department chairperson or Sociology, Social Work & Criminal Justice department chairperson to determine eligibility for the certificate program.

Contacts: John W. Kraybill-Greggo, Professor, Department Chair, Sociology, Social Work & Criminal Justice, Stroud Hall 101 C, (570) 422-3844, jkgreggo@esu.edu or Anthony L. Drago, Professor, Department Chair, Psychology, Stroud Hall 114 A, (570) 422-3499, tdrago@esu.edu

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Certificate

External candidates must be interviewed by a Geography faculty member to determine eligibility for certificate program.

Contact: Shixiong Hu, Professor, History & Geography, Stroud Hall 409 V, (570) 422-3733, shu@esu.edu

3D Design Certificate

External candidates must be interviewed by the Art + Design department chairperson to determine eligibility for the certificate program. Only high school juniors and seniors will need to submit a letter of recommendation from an art, science, or technology teacher. Again, we encourage you to initiate a conversation with the certificate faculty contact person to learn more about the details of the program before requesting a recommendation or starting any portion of the application.

Contact: Joni Oye-Benintende, Associate Professor, Department Chair, Art + Design, Fine and Performing Arts Center 233, (570) 422-3216, jbenintende@esu.edu

Current degree seeking ESU students interested in a certificate program should not fill out the certificate application, and should instead work with their academic advisor and above certificate program contacts for more information on how certificates might fit in with your degree path. If it is determined a certificate program is a good fit for your degree path, you can add this certificate by following the instructions on the eWarrior tab in your portal.