COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

All UW Professional & Continuing Education students, including fully online students, must provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or submit a request for medical or religious exemption. 

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Application Deadline

The program begins in March 2022. We are accepting applications until 5 p.m. (Pacific Time) on Monday, March 21, 2022. We will consider applications received after that date if space is available.

Application Steps

Step 1: Gather the following materials

  • A brief letter (250-word maximum) that describes your relevant experience, transferable skills, knowledge of the field and commitment to professional growth
  • A resume that highlights how your education and any applicable experience fulfill the program's admission requirements
  • Your college transcript (unofficial copies are acceptable)
  • English language test scores, if you're not a native English speaker

Step 2: Apply

Complete your application and submit the materials listed in step 1, along with your $50 nonrefundable application fee.

If you apply online, please email your transcript and English language test scores, if needed, to, or fax them to the Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering, Attn: Sheila Prusa, 206-685-3072.

After Applying

We’ll contact you within 10 business days after the application deadline to let you know if you’ve been accepted to the program.

If you’re accepted, we’ll send you details about your first-term course, including information on how to register and pay your course fees. To ensure your spot in class, we recommend that you register by the priority registration deadline, which is four weeks before class begins. After that time, we may release your seat to another student. The final registration deadline is two days before the first class meeting.

The UW requires all students, including online students, to be vaccinated against COVID-19. You must provide proof of vaccination status or submit a request for an exemption for medical or religious reasons before you can register for classes.

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Applicants must have:

  • A bachelor of science degree in engineering or a related technical field
  • A cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 in the last two years of relevant coursework
  • Professional experience in an engineering-related field

English Proficiency

If English is not your native language, you should have at least intermediate English skills to enroll. To learn more, see English Language Proficiency Requirements – Credit Programs.


  • Access to a computer with a recent operating system and a major web browser (such as Chrome, Safari, Firefox or Internet Explorer) with cookies enabled
  • Adobe Flash Player 8 or 9
  • High-speed internet connection
  • Headset (Logitech Stereo Headset H151 recommended)
  • Webcam (recommended)

Earning the Certificate

You earn the certificate by adhering to your program's attendance policy and successfully completing all required courses. You must receive a grade of at least 2.7 in each course, and you must complete the certificate in two years or less. For more information, see Earning the Certificate.

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