Certificate Programs for International Students

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F-1 visa approved certificates for international students
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Study full-time in the U.S.

UCLA Extension offers dozens of certificate programs that are approved for full-time study in the U.S. with an F-1 visa.

Most programs allow you to start year-round. Browse by field of study below. Click the name of the individual certificates listed below to view the full description, curriculum requirements, and other program details. 

Browse by field of study:

Accounting

Entry Quarters: All
Duration: 3 Quarters
Internships Available: Yes
Application Fee: $200*

English language proficiency (minimum):

  • TOEFL iBT: 87
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall
  • iTEP Academic-Plus: 4.5

General Business Studies with Concentration in Accounting

Entry Quarters: All
Duration: 3 Quarters
Internships Available: No
Application Fee: $200*

English language proficiency (minimum):

  • TOEFL iBT: 87
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall
  • iTEP Academic-Plus: 4.5

Finance

Entry Quarters: All
Duration: 2 Quarters
Internships Available: Yes
Application Fee: $200*

English language proficiency (minimum):

  • TOEFL iBT: 87
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall
  • iTEP Academic-Plus: 4.5

Personal Financial Planning

Entry Quarters: All
Duration: 3 Quarters
Internships Available: Yes
Application Fee: $200*

English language proficiency (minimum):

  • TOEFL iBT: 87
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall
  • iTEP Academic-Plus: 4.5

 

Design Communication Arts

Entry Quarters: All
Duration: 4 Quarters
Internships Available: Yes
Application Fee: $250*

English language proficiency (minimum):

  • TOEFL iBT: 83
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall
  • iTEP Academic-Plus: 4.5

Interior Design: Foundation Level

Entry Quarters: All
Duration: 6 Quarters
Internships Available: No
Application Fee: $250*

English language proficiency (minimum):

  • TOEFL iBT: 83
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall
  • iTEP Academic-Plus: 4.5

Landscape Architecture

Entry Quarters: Summer, Fall
Duration: 12 Quarters
Internships Available: No
Application Fee: $300*

English language proficiency (minimum):

  • TOEFL iBT: 100
  • IELTS Academic: 7.0
  • iTEP Academic-Plus: 5.1

 

Business Fundamentals

Entry Quarters: All
Duration:  3 Quarters
Internships Available: No
Application Fee: $200*

English language proficiency (minimum):

  • TOEFL iBT: 87
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall
  • iTEP Academic-Plus: 4.5

General Business Studies

Entry Quarters: All
Duration:  3 Quarters
Internships Available: No
Application Fee: $200*

English language proficiency (minimum):

  • TOEFL iBT: 87
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall
  • iTEP Academic-Plus: 4.5

General Business Studies with Concentration in Entrepreneurship

Entry Quarters: All
Duration:  3 Quarters
Internships Available: No
Application Fee: $200*

English language proficiency (minimum):

  • TOEFL iBT: 87
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall
  • iTEP Academic-Plus: 4.5

General Business Studies with Concentration in Finance

Entry Quarters: All
Duration:  3 Quarters
Internships Available: No
Application Fee: $200*

English language proficiency (minimum):

  • TOEFL iBT: 87
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall
  • iTEP Academic-Plus: 4.5

General Business Studies with Concentration in Leadership

Entry Quarters: All
Duration:  3 Quarters
Internships Available: No
Application Fee: $200*

English language proficiency (minimum):

  • TOEFL iBT: 87
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall
  • iTEP Academic-Plus: 4.5

General Business Studies with Concentration in Real Estate

Entry Quarters: All
Duration:  3 Quarters
Internships Available: No
Application Fee: $200*

English language proficiency (minimum):

  • TOEFL iBT: 87
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall
  • iTEP Academic-Plus: 4.5

Pre-MBA Studies

Entry Quarters: All
Duration: 2 Quarters
Application Fee: $0*

English language proficiency (minimum):

  • TOEFL iBT: 83
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall
  • iTEP Academic-Plus: 4.5 

Project Management

Entry Quarters: All
Duration: 2 Quarters
Internships Available: No
Application Fee: $150*

English language proficiency (minimum):

  • TOEFL iBT: 83
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall
  • iTEP Academic-Plus: 4.5

 

Applications Programming

Entry Quarters: All
Duration: 3 Quarters
Internships Available: No
Application Fee: $150*

English language proficiency (minimum):

  • TOEFL iBT: 83
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall
  • iTEP Academic-Plus: 4.5

Cybersecurity

Entry Quarters: All
Duration: 2 Quarters
Internships Available: Yes
Application Fee: $150*

English language proficiency (minimum):

  • TOEFL iBT: 83
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall
  • iTEP Academic-Plus: 4.5

Data Science

Entry Quarters: All
Duration: 1 quarter for intensive method and 2 quarters for standard method
Internships Available: Yes
Application Fee: $200*

English language proficiency (minimum):

  • TOEFL iBT: 83
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall
  • iTEP Academic-Plus: 4.5

Systems Analysis

Entry Quarters: All
Duration: 3 Quarters
Internships Available: No
Application Fee: $150*

English language proficiency (minimum):

  • TOEFL iBT: 83
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall
  • iTEP Academic-Plus: 4.5

 

Construction Management

Entry Quarters: All
Duration: 3 Quarters
Internships Available: No
Application Fee: $150*

English language proficiency (minimum):

  • TOEFL iBT: 83
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall
  • iTEP Academic-Plus: 4.5

Project Management

Entry Quarters: All
Duration: 2 Quarters
Internships Available: No
Application Fee: $150*

English language proficiency (minimum):

  • TOEFL iBT: 83
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall
  • iTEP Academic-Plus: 4.5

 

Acting

Entry Quarters: All
Duration: 4 Quarters
Internships Available: Yes
Application Fee: $200*

English language proficiency (minimum):

  • TOEFL iBT: 83
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall
  • iTEP Academic-Plus: 4.5

Business and Management of Entertainment

Entry Quarters: All
Duration: 3 Quarters
Internships Available: Yes
Application Fee: $200*

English language proficiency (minimum):

  • TOEFL iBT: 83
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall
  • iTEP Academic-Plus: 4.5

Cinematography

Entry Quarters: Fall, Spring
Duration: 3 Quarters
Internships Available: Yes
Application Fee: $200*

English language proficiency (minimum):

  • TOEFL iBT: 83
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall
  • iTEP Academic-Plus: 4.5

Directing

Entry Quarters: Fall, Spring
Duration: 5 Quarters
Internships Available: Yes
Application Fee: $200*

English language proficiency (minimum):

  • TOEFL iBT: 83
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall
  • iTEP Academic-Plus: 4.5

Entertainment Studies

Entry Quarters: All
Duration: 4 Quarters
Internships Available: Yes
Application Fee: $200*

English language proficiency (minimum):

  • TOEFL iBT: 83
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall
  • iTEP Academic-Plus: 4.5

Film Scoring

Entry Quarters: Summer, Winter
Duration: 4 Quarters
Internships Available: Yes
Application Fee: $200*

English language proficiency (minimum):

  • TOEFL iBT: 83
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall
  • iTEP Academic-Plus: 4.5

Film & TV Development

Entry Quarters: All
Duration: 4 Quarters
Internships Available: Yes
Application Fee: $200*

English language proficiency (minimum):

  • TOEFL iBT: 83
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall
  • iTEP Academic-Plus: 4.5

Independent Music Production

Entry Quarters: All
Duration: 3 Quarters
Internships Available: Yes
Application Fee: $200*

English language proficiency (minimum):

  • TOEFL iBT: 83
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall
  • iTEP Academic-Plus: 4.5

Music Business

Entry Quarters: All
Duration: 4 Quarters
Internships Available: Yes
Application Fee: $200*

English language proficiency (minimum):

  • TOEFL iBT: 83
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall
  • iTEP Academic-Plus: 4.5

Producing

Entry Quarters: All
Duration: 4 Quarters
Internships Available: Yes
Application Fee: $200*

English language proficiency (minimum):

  • TOEFL iBT: 83
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall
  • iTEP Academic-Plus: 4.5

Screenwriting Film and TV Comprehensive

Entry Quarters: All
Duration: 4 Quarters
Internships Available: Yes
Application Fee: $300*

English language proficiency (minimum):

  • TOEFL iBT: 100
  • IELTS Academic: 7.0
  • iTEP Academic-Plus: 5.1

 

Fitness Instruction

Entry Quarters: Fall
Duration: 3 Quarters
Internships Available: N0
Application Fee: $100*

English language proficiency (minimum):

  • TOEFL iBT: 91
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall
  • iTEP Academic-Plus: 5.0

Journalism

Entry Quarter: Fall
Duration: 3 Quarters
Internships Available: Yes
Application Fee: $200*

English language proficiency (minimum):

  • TOEFL iBT: 100
  • IELTS Academic: 7.0
  • iTEP Academic-Plus: 5.1

Post-Baccalaureate Program in Classics

Entry Quarter: Fall
Duration: 3 Quarters
Internships Available: No
Application Fee: $95*

English language proficiency (minimum):

  • TOEFL iBT: 100
  • IELTS Academic: 7.0
  • iTEP Academic-Plus: 5.1

Pre-Medical and General Science Studies

Entry Quarters: All
Duration: 4 Quarters
Internships Available: No
Application Fee: $95*

English language proficiency (minimum):

  • TOEFL iBT: 83
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall
  • iTEP Academic-Plus: 4.5

Sustainability

Entry Quarters: All
Duration: 2 Quarters
Internships Available: Yes
Application Fee: $250*

English language proficiency (minimum):

  • TOEFL iBT: 83
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall
  • iTEP Academic-Plus: 4.5

 

International Trade and Commerce

Entry Quarters: All
Duration: 3 Quarters
Internships Available: Yes
Application Fee: $200*
Estimated Tuition: $7200*

English language proficiency (minimum):

  • TOEFL iBT: 87
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall
  • iTEP Academic-Plus: 4.5

International Trade and Commerce with Concentration in Global Business Management

Entry Quarters: All
Duration: 3 Quarters
Internships Available: Yes
Application Fee: $200*
Estimated Tuition: $7200*

English language proficiency (minimum):

  • TOEFL iBT: 87
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall
  • iTEP Academic-Plus: 4.5

International Trade and Commerce with Concentration in Import/Export Operations

Entry Quarters: All
Duration:  3 Quarters
Internships Available: Yes
Application Fee: $200*
Estimated Tuition: $7200*

English language proficiency (minimum):

  • TOEFL iBT: 87
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall
  • iTEP Academic-Plus: 4.5

General Business Studies with Concentration in International Trade and Commerce

Entry Quarters: All
Duration: 3 Quarters
Internships Available: No
Application Fee: $200*
Estimated Tuition: $7200*

English language proficiency (minimum):

  • TOEFL iBT: 87
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall
  • iTEP Academic-Plus: 4.5

 

Paralegal Studies

Entry Quarters: All
Duration: 4 Quarters
Internships Available: Yes
Application Fee: $0*

English language proficiency (minimum):

  • TOEFL iBT: 90
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall
  • iTEP Academic-Plus: 4.5

Important Note: The Paralegal Studies Program is temporarily unable to accept F-1 international students in Spring 2022 and Summer 2022, as the program will be fully online in both quarters.  The Paralegal Studies Program may resume accepting F-1 international students starting in Fall 2022 depending on the availability of in-person offerings at that time.

Marketing

Entry Quarters: All
Duration: 2 Quarters
Internships Available: Yes
Application Fee: $200*

English language proficiency (minimum):

  • TOEFL iBT: 87
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall
  • iTEP Academic-Plus: 4.5

Marketing with Concentration in Digital Marketing

Entry Quarters: All
Duration: 3 Quarters
Internships Available: Yes
Application Fee: $200*

English language proficiency (minimum):

  • TOEFL iBT: 87
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall
  • iTEP Academic-Plus: 4.5

General Business Studies with Concentration in Marketing

Entry Quarters: All
Duration: 3 Quarters
Internships Available: No
Application Fee: $200*

English language proficiency (minimum):

  • TOEFL iBT: 87
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall
  • iTEP Academic-Plus: 4.5

 

    Duration: The minimum duration of the program based on full-time enrollment. Additional time can be provided on your I-20 should you need to a vacation quarter (when eligible) or additional electives in your program.
     
    Internships Available: 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).
     
    Application Fee: The application fee establishes your candidacy in a certificate program. The certificate application fee is non-refundable and subject to change. The international student fee and other miscellaneous fees, such as health insurance, express mailing, and housing, are not included.

    English Language Proficiency

    International applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency by submitting the minimum TOEFL, IELTS or iTEP test score required by their certificate program.

    International applicants may be exempt from the English language proficiency test requirement if one of the following criteria are met:

    • Are a citizen of the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, or English-speaking Canada, and English is your native language
    • Have studied for a minimum of four years at a high school, college, or university in the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, or English-speaking Canada
    • Have earned a graduate level degree from a college or university in the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, or English-speaking Canada

    Eligible applicants may request a waiver of the English language proficiency requirement by submitting a completed English Language Proficiency Waiver Form (pdf) and supporting evidence, if applicable.

    Learn more about our international programs.

     

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