CESD Application

The CESD program is open to graduate students and working professionals who have earned a bachelor’s degree with a minimum Grade Point Average of 3.0 or the equivalent.


The application must include:

  •   One to two page statement of your background and goals as they relate to the program, and why you are interested in the CESD program
  •   Letter of recommendation from faculty or employer 


Please submit application information and your statement through the online form below.


In addition, all applicants must register with the appropriate administrative unit of the University of Arizona as one of the following:


UA Graduate Students


  • Graduate students currently enrolled in another UA graduate program that wish to add this certificate need to apply via GradApp. There is no fee for this application.


Working Professionals or non-degree seeking applicants


  • Applicants who are not currently enrolled at the UA and who want to earn the CESD Certificate, not as part of a graduate or professional degree must also apply through Graduate Admissions.

Deadlines: The CESD Certificate does not have fixed deadlines for applications, but students must meet UA Graduate Admissions deadlines to be registered for a particular semester.



College/University 1
Letter of Recommendation
Please provide the name and address of the person who will write a letter of recommendation and ask them to use this link to submit their letter
Please copy and paste a 1-2 Page statement of your background and goals as they relate to the program.
Please upload your transcript (txt, rtf, pdf, docx or doc file types are accepted)

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