Apply to the Graduate Microcredential

Are you interested in expanding your strategies to support youth behavioral health in your setting? The Ballmer Institute is the first to offer a graduate microcredential at the University of Oregon. This three-course program in child behavioral health equips educators and other youth-serving professionals with evidence-based behavioral health practices designed to promote youth behavioral health and well-being.

Application Deadline

 Applications must be submitted by May 1, 2024. 

How to Apply

To apply for the graduate microcredential, you’ll need to submit an online application through the UO Division of Graduate Studies portal. Here’s an overview of the process:

Step 1: Gather your info.

All application materials become the property of the University of Oregon and will not be returned. You’ll need:

General Info: Just the basics—name and contact info, residency status, and education level.

Transcripts: As part of your application, you’ll need to upload PDFs of your unofficial transcripts from all colleges or universities previously attended, including the University of Oregon. If you are admitted to the UO and choose to enroll, you will then need to ask the educational institution where you received a bachelor’s degree (or higher) to send official transcripts to the UO Office of the Registrar. For complete guidelines, refer to the Division of Graduate Studies’ instructions to submit official transcripts.

English Language Proficiency: If English is not your native/primary language, you will need to prove proficiency through one of these three methods:

  • TOEFL Score: The Ballmer Institute requires a minimum score of 88 (online test).
  • IELTS Score: The UO requires a minimum Academic score of at least 7.0 overall band.
  • Degree from English-Speaking Country: Submit degree transcripts proving you have received a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or from an institution in Australia, Canada (excluding Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, or the United Kingdom. We are unable to accept certificates of English as a mode of instruction to satisfy this requirement. 

Please note. Test scores must be less than 2 years old at the time of application. In addition to self-reporting your test scores in the online application, you must also send the official report of your test scores directly to the UO code 4846.

Proof of Financial Support (for international students): According to U.S. federal regulations, nonimmigrant international students must provide supporting financial documents, bank statements, and/or proof of support from a sponsoring agency. Learn more about requirements for international students.

Step 2: Fill out the online graduate application on the Division of Graduate Studies website.

This form has two parts: the UO Division of Graduate Studies application and the Ballmer Institute’s graduate application. There is a nonrefundable $35 application fee. If your application to the program is sponsored by a school district, your application fee may be waived. Sponsored students should contact prior to submitting their application to receive an application fee waiver. 

Step 3: Check the status of your application.

After applying, you can review the status of your application anytime through our online application system. Admissions decisions are typically made within 3-4 weeks of the application deadline.

Need Help?

Our downloadable guide can help you as you complete your application.

Microcredential Application Guide

Program Costs

For official tuition and fees, please see the graduate program tuition and fees (choose: Graduate Microcredential (Ballmer Institute ONLINE)).

Tuition and fees for sponsored students are fully covered through scholarship funding provided by donors and the financial contributions of their sponsoring districts. Students who do not have sponsorship may request consideration for other scholarship opportunities as part of the application process.