Study at UCLA Extension and advance your career
As part of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), UCLA Extension offers more than 40 F-1 visa-approved certificate programs that allow international participants to study full-time in the U.S.
Certificate programs, which some universities call “diploma programs,” consist of a sequence of courses related to a specialized field or topic such as General Business Studies, Filmmaking, Marketing, Graphic Design, Project Management, Sustainability, and Journalism. Our programs offer a practical, real-world approach to each field of study, so you can be best prepared for the next stage of your career.
The UCLA Extension advantage
- Exceptional Quality
UCLA Extension certificate programs meet UCLA standards of excellence and are approved by the UCLA Academic Senate.
- Outstanding Instructors
Industry experts provide practical perspectives on the day-to-day realities of each field of study.
- Practical Experience
Optional Practical Training (OPT) is available for students who complete programs of nine months or longer. Internships are also available for many programs.
- Reasonable Fees
UCLA Extension programs are a great value. Course fees for American and international students are the same.
- Studying with Americans
International participants study side-by-side with American participants and receive the same high level of instruction.