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Graduate School Admissions

Certificate Programs

  • Eating Disorders

  • Oregon Writing Project Certificate in the Teaching of Writing

Students who wish to earn a certificate from Lewis & Clark must be admitted into the certificate program of interest. Certificates are awarded to students who take the programs as graduate degree applicable credit only or continuing education credit only. Certificates are not awarded to individuals who take some of the required certificate courses as graduate degree applicable and other credits at the continuing education level. The certificate credit must be earned at all one level.

Students currently enrolled in a Lewis & Clark master’s degree and wish to enroll in a certificate program may be eligible for an abbreviated application process. Please contact the graduate admissions office for more information.

Application Timeline

  • Eating Discorders: Priority Deadline July 1, 2014
    Completed applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. That is, applications will go to program directors for review once the application is complete. Applicants who wish to take the certificate program for degree applicable graduate credit are required to have the application reviewed by the Graduate Admissions Committee. NOTE: some courses may require admission prior to registration.
  • Oregon Writing Project Certificate in the Teaching of Writing
    There is no application deadline.Completed applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. That is, applications will go to program directors for review once the application is complete. Applicants who wish to take the certificate program for degree applicable graduate credit are required to have the application reviewed by the Graduate Admissions Committee. NOTE: some courses may require admission prior to registration.

Admissions Requirements:

  • Eating Disorders (This program must be taken in a requisite, sequential fashion. The first class is offered fall semester.)
  • Oregon Writing Project Certificate in the Teaching of Writing

The application form and all supporting materials must be received by the Lewis & Clark Graduate Admissions office in a timely manner. The following are required for admission:

  1. Application Form
    Complete the online application form or paper application form (.pdf).
  2. Personal Essay
    Describe your goals for pursuing a certificate. Your essay should be no more than two pages or 500 words in length. It may be submitted electronically (email attachment) or in paper format (hand delivered, mailed or faxed) and may be single-spaced or double-spaced.
  3. Resume
    Submit a current professional resume listing positions that you have held for three months or longer including your current position. Also include any volunteer work or other professionally related experiences.
  4. Official Transcript(s)
    Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution or the foreign equivalent. One official copy of your transcript showing the degree posted and the date earned must be submitted to the graduate admissions office. Faxed transcripts are not considered official by the Graduate School. Applicants who are currently enrolled in or have completed a master’s degree program may provide an unofficial transcript.

    Graduates of a non-U.S. university system are required to provide officially evaluated and translated copies of all their college transcripts. Official evaluations and translations are done by outside agencies. Information regarding three such agencies can be found by going to Information for International Students.
  5. Grade Point Average (GPA)
    All applicants must hold a minimum 2.75 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) in their undergraduate degree. Applicants to the Eating Disorders certificate program must hold a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicants who have completed graduate studies must hold a minimum 3.0 GPA.