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Graduate Certificate in Physics

The online Graduate Certificate in Physics program at Indiana Wesleyan University can help you broaden your understanding of this complex field and prepare you to be an effective teacher in college-level classroom settings. Discover how IWU helps students achieve their professional goals in a flexible, faith-based, online learning environment. To qualify for this program, candidates must be credentialed for teaching physics in P-12 schools.

Why Pursue My Online Graduate Certificate in Physics at IWU?

There are several benefits to pursuing your education online at IWU. We offer comprehensive student services, from tech support to tutoring, to help you succeed in this graduate certificate physics online program. Our Christian faculty teach from the same biblical worldview valued on our campus, so that students can implement these principles in a fulfilling career. IWU’s approach to online learning allows busy professionals and parents to continue their careers without putting their current lives on hold. We also lock in the rate of your tuition once you start the program to eliminate the worry of cost increases once you begin classes.

What Will I Learn in This Graduate Certificate in Physics Program?

This online graduate certificate physics program is designed to help students further develop their abilities in advanced mathematical modeling and quantitative skills in fundamental domains. Students engage in career-focused projects that reflect real-world scenarios. Course materials are delivered through virtual reality, video discussion, concept maps, demo videos, and other tech-driven applications. Course topics cover mathematical models for physics, classical mechanics, electromagnetism, quantum mechanics, and modern physics.

What Makes IWU Different?

Education Pioneer

IWU has provided on-campus education for more than 100 years.

Rooted in Christ

Faith-integrated curriculum and a commitment to changing the world.

Superior Support

Center for Student Success for counseling, tutoring, and more!

Tuition & Aid

18 Credit Hours


$480/ Credit Hour

Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, veterans’ benefits, and employer reimbursement.

Financial AidTuition Info

Applicable fees for resources and services will be assessed throughout the program. Tuition and fees for prerequisites and required elective courses are in addition to the charges shown on the program cost sheet. Your tuition rate will remain the same as long as you remain continuously enrolled in the same program. Cost sheets may be requested from an enrollment counselor by calling 866.498.4968 or emailing
What You Will Study in This Graduate Certificate in Physics Online Program

Coursework for your online graduate certificate in physics covers how to:

  • Analyze and synthesize scientific knowledge through the study of physics
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills and communication skills by explaining scientific concepts associated with the study of physics
  • Evaluate and solve physics problems that can be modeled mathematically
  • Discover the correlations between a biblical worldview and scientific knowledge in physics

After Graduation
Potential Careers

  • Adjunct Community College Professor (Physics)
  • Education Service Agency Specialist
  • P-12 Classroom Physics Teacher for Dual Enrollment Courses

Work in Various Industries

  • Industry

Program Requirements
  • A baccalaureate or graduate degree from a college or university that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) verified on original transcripts sent by the institution directly to Indiana Wesleyan University.
  • A bachelor’s degree with a Physics major or must be state certified (in any state) to teach Physics at a secondary school level.
  • An undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher from the baccalaureate degree granting institution at which at least of minimum of 30 hours was completed.
Completion Requirements
  • Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Physics curriculum.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in all graduate work and a minimum grade of “B-” in each course.
  • Payment of all tuition and fees is required to receive a certificate.


Course Transfer Policy

Students may transfer in one graduate-level Physics course, which equates to PHYS-501 “Mathematical Methods for Physics” with a minimum grade of “B-.”

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Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC),, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at

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