Online Microcredential Proposals

Oregon State Ecampus is now piloting microcredentials, which offer students high-quality learning experiences online and an opportunity to gain a specific set of skills. By completing a microcredential, students earn a digital badge that signifies to employers that they have discipline-specific knowledge in a given area. Learn more about Ecampus microcredentials.


As this is a pilot, Ecampus is only accepting a limited number of microcredential proposals. To be considered, new microcredentials must meet the following criteria:

  • Contain at least three (3) courses that are already developed for online delivery
  • Be comprised of at least eight (8) credits total
  • Be accepted by Ecampus and approved by the faculty microcredential review committee

The following are preferred criteria:

  • Should have minimal prerequisite courses so as to be accessible to nondegree-seeking students
  • Should be stackable to an existing Ecampus degree program
  • Should be related to the following disciplines: foreign languages, computer science/engineering, health care/health sciences, business, and environmental sciences. Faculty are welcome to propose microcredentials in any discipline, but preference will be given to proposals that are aligned with those areas.

Proposals are considered, reviewed and approved on a quarterly basis.

Review term

Review term
Submission deadline Decisions announced Anticipated first term of admissions
F22 Sept. 30, 2022 Oct. 28, 2022 Winter 2023
W23 Jan. 13, 2023 Feb. 10, 2023 Spring 2023
Sp23 April 14, 2023 May 12, 2023 Summer 2023
Su23 June 30, 2023 July 28, 2023 Fall 2023
F23 Oct. 6, 2023 Nov. 3, 2023 Winter 2024
W24 Jan. 12, 2024 Feb. 9, 2024 Spring 2024
Sp24 April 12, 2024 May 10, 2024 Summer 2024

Proposal form

Propose an online microcredential


The Ecampus program intake coordinator assists with the coordination of all Ecampus program proposals (e.g., major, minor, option, certificate or microcredential) along with CIM curricular proposals. If you need assistance, please contact