Graduate Studies

Admission to Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Programs 

  • Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an institution that is accredited by the US Department of Education regional institutional accrediting agency.
  • Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.75 (overall) or 3.0 (last two years’) unless a higher GPA is required by the certificate program.  Probationary acceptance may be considered at the discretion of the academic department.
  • Applicants must meet other prerequisites as stipulated by the certificate program.
  • First-time applicants must submit an online graduate application ( and pay the $30 application fee.   Current students must submit an application form to the post-baccalaureate certificate program (
  • Applicants must request the Registrar of each college or university attended to send an official transcript of their coursework to the School of Graduate Studies, 1 University Circle, Macomb IL 61455.  Transcripts on file in the WIU Registrar’s Office will be obtained directly by Graduate School personnel.
  • Applicants may apply to a master’s program and a post-baccalaureate certificate program simultaneously. 
  • Students in post-baccalaureate certificate programs must submit a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Completion Application ( by March 10 (spring) and October 10 (fall) to indicate completion of the certificate.


Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Programs