Find your field of study.

Certificate programs, which some universities call “diploma programs,” consist of a sequence of courses related to a specialized field or topic.

Students and professionals enroll in certificate programs for a variety of reasons. Many of our American participants are working professionals who want to stay up-to-date in their fields and move up to higher paying positions. Other professionals want to make a career change and explore a new field. International participants often choose certificate programs as a cost-effective alternative to U.S. master’s or doctoral degree programs. Some international students just want the experience of living in a world-class city like Los Angeles and studying at a prestigious university like UCLA.

Certificate Programs

UCLA Extension offers the following F-1 visa-approved programs that allow international participants to study full-time in the U.S. Most programs allow enrollment during any quarter; exceptions are noted.

Accounting

Equip yourself with a thorough understanding of accounting standards and principles while also preparing for the CPA® Examination.

  • Application Fee: $200 
  • Est. Total Cost: $7,650
  • Est. Duration: 3 quarters
  • Internship: Yes
  • TOEFL: 87  |  IELTS: 6.5  |  iTEP: 4.5

Interior Design: Foundation Level

Study to become an interior designer, and take the first step toward a Master of Interior Architecture degree.

  • Application Fee: $250 
  • Est. Total Cost: $18,000 
  • Est. Duration: 6 quarters
  • Internship: No
  • TOEFL: 83  |  IELTS: 6.5  |  iTEP: 4.5

Business Fundamentals

Acquire the financial, economic, and organizational skills required for success in a business environment.

  • Application Fee: $200 
  • Est. Total Cost: $9,035 
  • Est. Duration: 3 quarters
  • Internship: No
  • TOEFL: 87  |  IELTS:  6.5  |  iTEP: 4.5

General Business Studies

  • Application Fee: $200 
  • Est.Total Cost: $8,400 
  • Est. Duration: 3 quarters
  • Internship: No
  • TOEFL: 87  |  IELTS:  6.5  |  iTEP: 4.5
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General Business Studies with Concentration in Advertising

  • Application Fee: $200 
  • Est.Total Cost: $8,400 
  • Est. Duration: 3 quarters
  • Internship: No
  • TOEFL: 87  |  IELTS:  6.5  |  iTEP: 4.5
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General Business Studies with Concentration in Entrepreneurship

  • Application Fee: $200 
  • Est.Total Cost: $8,400 
  • Est. Duration: 3 quarters
  • Internship: No
  • TOEFL: 87  |  IELTS:  6.5  |  iTEP: 4.5
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General Business Studies with Concentration in Human Resources Management

  • Application Fee: $200 
  • Est.Total Cost: $8,400 
  • Est. Duration: 3 quarters
  • Internship: No
  • TOEFL: 100  |  IELTS:  7.0  |  iTEP: >5.0
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General Business Studies with Concentration in International Trade and Commerce

  • Application Fee: $200 
  • Est.Total Cost: $8,400 
  • Est. Duration: 3 quarters
  • Internship: No
  • TOEFL: 87  |  IELTS:  6.5  |  iTEP: 4.5
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General Business Studies with Concentration in Leadership

  • Application Fee: $200 
  • Est.Total Cost: $9,100 
  • Est. Duration: 3 quarters
  • Internship: No
  • TOEFL: 87  |  IELTS:  6.5  |  iTEP: 4.5
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General Business Studies with Concentration in Marketing

  • Application Fee: $200 
  • Est.Total Cost: $8,400 
  • Est. Duration: 3 quarters
  • TOEFL/IELTS: 87/6.5
  • Internship: No
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General Business Studies with Concentration in Real Estate

  • Application Fee: $200 
  • Est.Total Cost: $8,400 
  • Est. Duration: 3 quarters
  • Internship: No
  • TOEFL: 87  |  IELTS:  6.5  |  iTEP: 4.5
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Human Resources Management*

  • Application Fee: $200 
  • Est.Total Cost: $8,300 
  • Est. Duration: 3 quarters
  • Internship: Yes
  • TOEFL: 100  |  IELTS:  7.0  |  iTEP: >5.0
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International Trade and Commerce

  • Application Fee: $200 
  • Est.Total Cost: $8,300 
  • Est. Duration: 3 quarters
  • Internship: Yes
  • TOEFL: 87  |  IELTS:  6.5  |  iTEP: 4.5
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International Trade and Commerce with Concentration in Financial Management

  • Application Fee: $200 
  • Est.Total Cost: $8,300 
  • Est. Duration: 3 quarters
  • Internship: Yes
  • TOEFL: 87  |  IELTS:  6.5  |  iTEP: 4.5
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International Trade and Commerce with Concentration in Global Business Management

  • Application Fee: $200 
  • Est.Total Cost: $8,300 
  • Est. Duration: 3 quarters
  • Internship: Yes
  • TOEFL: 87  |  IELTS:  6.5  |  iTEP: 4.5
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International Trade and Commerce with Concentration in Import/Export Operations

  • Application Fee: $200 
  • Est.Total Cost: $8,300 
  • Est. Duration: 3 quarters
  • Internship: Yes
  • TOEFL: 87  |  IELTS:  6.5  |  iTEP: 4.5
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Marketing

  • Application Fee: $200 
  • Est.Total Cost: $5,400 
  • Est. Duration: 2 quarters
  • Internship: Yes
  • TOEFL: 87  |  IELTS:  6.5  |  iTEP: 4.5
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Marketing with Concentration in Digital Marketing

  • Application Fee: $200 
  • Est.Total Cost: $7,000 
  • Est. Duration: 3 quarters
  • Internship: Yes
  • TOEFL: 87  |  IELTS:  6.5  |  iTEP: 4.5

Design Communication Arts

  • Application Fee: $250 
  • Est.Total Cost: $8,750 
  • Est. Duration: 3 quarters
  • Internship: Yes
  • TOEFL: 83  |  IELTS:  6.5  |  iTEP: 4.5

Applications Programming

  • Application Fee: $150
  • Est.Total Cost: $8,550 
  • Est. Duration: 3 quarters
  • Internship: No
  • TOEFL: 83  |  IELTS:  6.5  |  iTEP: 4.5
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Systems Analysis

  • Application Fee: $150 
  • Est.Total Cost: $8,550 
  • Est. Duration: 3 quarters
  • Internship: No
  • TOEFL: 83  |  IELTS:  6.5  |  iTEP: 4.5

 

Construction Management

  • Application Fee: $150 
  • Est.Total Cost: $10,650 
  • Est. Duration: 3 quarters
  • Internship: No
  • TOEFL: 83  |  IELTS:  6.5  |  iTEP: 4.5
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Project Management

  • Application Fee: $150 
  • Est.Total Cost: $7,575 
  • Est. Duration: 2 quarters
  • Internship: No
  • TOEFL: 83  |  IELTS:  6.5  |  iTEP: 4.5

Acting

  • Application Fee: $200 
  • Est.Total Cost: $9,150 
  • Est. Duration: 4 quarters
  • Internship: Yes
  • TOEFL: 83  |  IELTS:  6.5  |  iTEP: 4.5
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Cinematography

  • Application Fee: $200 
  • Est.Total Cost: $11,550 
  • Est. Duration: 4 quarters
  • Internship: Yes
  • TOEFL: 83  |  IELTS:  6.5  |  iTEP: 4.5
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Film & TV Development

  • Application Fee: $200 
  • Est.Total Cost: $9,150 
  • Est. Duration: 4 quarters
  • Internship: Yes
  • TOEFL: 83  |  IELTS:  6.5  |  iTEP: 4.5
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Directing

  • Application Fee: $200 
  • Est.Total Cost: $9,550 
  • Est. Duration: 5 quarters
  • Internship: Yes
  • TOEFL: 83  |  IELTS:  6.5  |  iTEP: 4.5
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Entertainment Studies

  • Application Fee: $200 
  • Est.Total Cost: $9,150 
  • Est. Duration: 4 quarters
  • Internship: Yes
  • TOEFL: 83  |  IELTS:  6.5  |  iTEP: 4.5
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Film Scoring

  • Application Fee: $200 
  • Est.Total Cost: $15,500 
  • Est. Duration: 4 quarters
  • Internship: Yes
  • TOEFL: 83  |  IELTS:  6.5  |  iTEP: 4.5
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Independent Music Production

  • Application Fee: $200 
  • Est.Total Cost: $6,950 
  • Est. Duration: 3 quarters
  • Internship: Yes
  • TOEFL: 83  |  IELTS:  6.5  |  iTEP: 4.5
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Producing

  • Application Fee: $200 
  • Est.Total Cost: $9,150 
  • Est. Duration: 4 quarters
  • Internship: Yes
  • TOEFL: 83  |  IELTS:  6.5  |  iTEP: 4.5
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Business and Management of Entertainment

  • Application Fee: $200 
  • Est.Total Cost: $6,950 
  • Est. Duration: 3 quarters
  • Internship: Yes
  • TOEFL: 83  |  IELTS:  6.5  |  iTEP: 4.5
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Music Business

  • Application Fee: $200 
  • Est.Total Cost: $7,750 
  • Est. Duration: 4 quarters
  • Internship: Yes
  • TOEFL: 83  |  IELTS:  6.5  |  iTEP: 4.5

Sustainability

  • Application Fee: $250 
  • Est.Total Cost: $4,050 
  • Est. Duration: 2 quarters
  • Internship: Yes
  • TOEFL: 83  |  IELTS:  6.5  |  iTEP: 4.5

Finance

  • Application Fee: $200 
  • Est.Total Cost: $9,000 
  • Est. Duration: 3 quarters
  • Internship: Yes
  • TOEFL: 87  |  IELTS:  6.5  |  iTEP: 4.5

Fitness Instruction

  • Application Fee: $100 
  • Est.Total Cost: $7,705 
  • Est. Duration: 3 quarters
  • Internship: No
  • TOEFL: 91  |  IELTS:  6.5  |  iTEP: 4.5

 

Landscape Architecture*

  • Application Fee: $300 
  • Est.Total Cost: $32,100 
  • Est. Duration: 12 quarters
  • Internship: No
  • TOEFL: 100  |  IELTS:  7.0  |  iTEP: >5.0

Post-Baccalaureate Program in Classics*

  • Application Fee: $95 
  • Est.Total Cost: $11,495 
  • Est. Duration: 3 quarters
  • Internship: No
  • TOEFL: 100  |  IELTS:  7.0  |  iTEP: >5.0

Paralegal Studies*

  • Application Fee: $0 
  • Est.Total Cost: $9,250 
  • Est. Duration: 4 quarters
  • Internship: Yes
  • TOEFL: 87  |  IELTS:  6.5  |  iTEP: 4.5

Pre-Medical and General Science Studies

  • Application Fee: $95 
  • Est.Total Cost: $16,500 
  • Est. Duration: 4 quarters
  • Internship: No
  • TOEFL: 83  |  IELTS:  6.5  |  iTEP: 4.5

Journalism

  • Application Fee: $165 
  • Est.Total Cost: $5,500 
  • Est. Duration: 3 quarters
  • Internship: No
  • TOEFL: 100  |  IELTS:  7.0  |  iTEP: >5.0
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Screenwriting Film and TV Comprehensive

  • Application Fee: $300 
  • Est.Total Cost: $10,397 
  • Est. Duration: 4 quarters
  • Internship: Yes
  • TOEFL: 100  |  IELTS:  7.0  |  iTEP: >5.0
*If you are a UCLA Extension American Language Center student who has completed Level 107 of the Academic Intensive English program (AIEP), you are not eligible to apply to the following programs: Landscape Architecture, Paralegal Studies, Post-Baccalaureate Program in Classics, and Human Resources Management.

Please Note:

English Language Proficiency

    Students who are admitted with the minimum score but have a TOEFL iBT score of less than 100 or an IELTS overall band score of less than 7.0 are required to take supplemental English courses along with the certificate program courses. Refer to the details under Supplemental English Courses for more information. Please note that additional courses will extend the duration of your program.

    If you are requesting a waiver of the TOEFL or IELTS score, please submit the completed TOEFL/IELTS waiver form and supporting evidence, if applicable.

    Application Fee

    The certificate application fee is non-refundable.

    Estimated Total Cost

    "Est. Total Cost" includes the application fee, program tuition (course fees), books, and materials only. This amount does not include international student fees, housing, or other costs a student may incur. 

    Estimated Duration

    Minimum duration of the program based on full-time enrollment. Additional time can be provided on your I-20 should you need to take supplmemental English courses, a vacation quarter (when eligible), or additional electives in your program.

    Internship

    Indicates whether or not the program offers an internship course. Internship course must be available for enrollment to participate in unpaid internships or Curricular Practical Training (CPT).

     

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