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Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design

Program OverviewProgram DetailsWhy Choose Franklin
History of adult classes at Franklin University.

Over 110 Years
Educating Adults
Like You

It’s what we do. It’s all we’ve ever done. Since 1902 we’ve served a unique group in higher education by offering programs designed especially for adult learners.

Over the years we have refined our services, continually adjusting to the needs of our students, providing the structure and support that helps them to balance their education with work, family, and other life priorities.

Today, nearly 10,000 adults from across the country and around the world choose Franklin each year.

Franklin is an accredited and nonprofit university

An Education You
Can Trust

Our regional accreditation means we provide high-quality academics and our nonprofit status means we put you first. Without the need to please shareholders, we are able to place our focus on what really matters to us – our students.

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The GMAT or GRE may not be required for graduate program admission at Franklin.


If you’ve earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, and your GPA is above 2.75, the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required for admission into any of Franklin’s graduate programs.

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Online courses at Franklin University

All Programs
Available Online

Whether you have a demanding work schedule or want to spend more time at home with your family – Franklin’s online learning programs can help you meet your educational needs, while still maintaining your personal and professional life.

Online Learning

Classes that fit your calendar and life.

Classes That Fit
Your Life

With multiple start dates, evening classes, and a number of student services that cater to working adults, Franklin allows you to pursue your education without interrupting other life priorities.

Scholarships and grants at Franklin University

Save Tuition Dollars

Invest in your future while keeping your education affordable. With competitive tuition rates, multiple payment options, and tuition assistance, you are sure to find a solution to fit your needs.

Types of Financial Aid Tuition and Fees

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With classes starting year-round, there's no better time to begin building the future you deserve.

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