Serious Game Graduate Certificate Information Session

Michigan State University (MSU) is holding an online information session on our online Serious Game Design (SGD) Graduate Certificate Program.

Date: Tuesday, November 10th, 2015
Time: 8pm (Eastern Time Zone)

Michigan State University offers a carefully crafted three-course, transcriptable, university graduate certificate in serious games which can be completed either fully online or on campus through hybrid courses which meet in the classroom with an online component.

The program is designed to give game designers, business people, teachers, and researchers graduate-level insight into serious game theories, serious game design, and human-centered design.

Our online graduate certificate students include game industry professionals, fortune 500 and small business professionals in many different fields, museum designers, corporate trainers, university professors, and K-12 teachers with an interest in serious games and a desire to add additional knowledge and skills in this important domain.

Example board games for MI 830 Final Projects

Example board games for MI 830 Final Projects

Our graduate certificate students also include MSU Media & Information graduate students, other MSU graduate students such as MAET (Educational Technology) MA students, and doctoral students at other universities who are interested in serious games and gamification.

The certificate program is available to students enrolled in any MSU graduate degree program.  The certificate program is also available to non-MSU students as a stand-alone, 3-course graduate certificate program.   All three graduate certificate courses may be taken either as an on-campus hybrid course (section 001) or a fully online course (section 730).

The application deadline for Spring 2016 admission is November 15.

The information session is online (voice, chat and video), with faculty and students from MSU to answer questions.

For more Web-based information on the MSU Serious Game Graduate Certificate Program, please visit

You can also email the graduate certificate program director, Professor Carrie Heeter (

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