The Center for the Digital Globe (CDiG) offers a 12 semester hour graduate certificate program for professional students, non-degree graduate students, and graduate degree-seeking students. Students must formally apply and be admitted to our graduate certificate program in order to complete the program. Your method of applying for admission to our certificate program depends on your current Graduate School admission status. Also, at the end of your certificate program, you will be required to complete the Application for Graduate Certificate form which verifies that you have met all requirements for your certificate. The Center for the Digital Globe offers two options for completing our 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.
Students receiving the graduate certificate will have demonstrated competencies in:
Stand Alone Certificate
For non-degree graduate students and students completing professional degrees
Eligibility: The prerequisite for the stand-alone certificate is a baccalaureate degree. Professional students who are pursuing the stand-alone certificate must dually enroll 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 baccalaureate studies and are enrolled in a master’s, doctoral or professional program and working toward a graduate degree at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Students must formally apply and be admitted to our certificate program in order to receive our Center for the Digital Globe Graduate Certificate. Depending on your current Graduate School admission status, you may apply for admission to our graduate certificate program through either Process 1 or Process 2 below.
For students currently admitted to the Graduate school
If you are currently admitted to the Graduate School as a Non-Degree Graduate Student or are already admitted to a graduate degree program, print and fill out 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 your graduate faculty advisor for first review and signature. Your graduate faculty advisor will forward the form to their Divisional Director of Graduate Studies for review and signature. Their Divisional Director of Graduate Studies will then send the form to the Graduate School for processing.
For students not currently admitted to the Graduate School
If you are currently enrolled in a professional degree program and have not been admitted to the Graduate School, or if you hold a baccalaureate degree and have not been admitted to Graduate School (new Graduate School applicant wishing to pursue a Center for the Digital Globe Graduate Certificate), you must complete the online submission Application for Admission to Graduate School.
After you submit the application online, it will be reviewed by the appropriate graduate faculty advisor and Divisional Director of Graduate Studies. The Divisional Director of Graduate Studies will then submit a Graduate Admission Communication Form to the Graduate School for processing.