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The Interdisciplinary Certificate in Creativity and Innovation program is administered by the Department of Educational Psychology. Sometimes, the tools we have on hand aren't enough to get the job done. This is why finding an alternative solution requires the creativity to reach across disciplines for other perspectives. This certificate, which enhances your ability to consider various perspectives, seek novel approaches, and bring together different disciplines, makes sense for educators in a variety of settings.

By bringing departments and disciplines together under the umbrella of one program, this certificate gives you added expertise and an advantage when applying for jobs. With this certificate, you will learn to improve and document creative potential — a skill employers seek. This unique collaboration brings together multiple colleges, campus units, and faculty with an interest in promoting creativity and innovation. For example, if an art student wants access to courses on entrepreneurship in the MBA program, this certificate program helps with such practical and creative endeavors. This certificate is open to current graduate students.

Program Highlights

  1. For graduate students
  2. Add expertise to your resume
  3. Courses cross disciplines

Deadline to Apply

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Faculty and Curriculum

The Interdisciplinary Certificate in Creativity and Innovation is a unique and collaborative partnership among multiple colleges, campus units, and faculty with an interest in promoting creativity and innovation. The certificate requires a total of 15 credit hours of coursework in core creativity education curriculum and electives that support your primary research interests.

Elective courses can be taken in fields such as:

  • Art education
  • Studio art
  • Lifelong education, administration, and policy
  • Science education
  • Food science and technology
  • Language and literacy education
  • Qualitative research
  • Innovation management
  • Non-profit organizations

Tuition and Financial Aid

Almost all in-state students begin their studies at UGA paying limited tuition or fees. Please note that these amounts are subject to change and are meant to give prospective students an idea of the costs associated with a degree at the University of Georgia College of Education.

Students may qualify for a variety of assistantships, scholarships, and other financial awards to help offset the cost of tuition, housing, and other expenses.

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Meet Your Advisor

Most graduate students at UGA are not assigned to a faculty advisor until after admittance. A close working relationship with your advisor is paramount to progressing through your program of study.

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Part 1: Apply to the University of Georgia


  1. Submit an online application to the Graduate School
  2. Test scores (depending on your program)
  3. Unofficial transcripts (native language and English for international applicants)
  4. Three letters of recommendation

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The program faculty may request additional materials from applicants. As you complete your application for the UGA Graduate School, you will be able to attach the following documents:

  1. Curriculum vita (CV) or resume
  2. Statement of purpose (short essay)
  3. Official transcripts
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