In addition to graduate degree programs, the university offers several post-baccalaureate (GC) and post-master's (PMC) graduate certificates. Certificate programs are typically between 12 and 18 credit hours, providing professional development and credentials in various fields such as geographic information systems, school based leadership, instructional technology, education, music, and nursing.
Admission to Certificate Programs
Admission to certificate programs follows the same application procedures as those for graduate degrees. Graduate Certificates (GC) require a baccalaureate degree and Post-Master's Certificates (PMC) require a graduate degree. Complete the online application and submit ALL college official transcripts (except UCA) to the Graduate School. Additionally, some certificate programs require submission of GRE scores.
Program of Study
An Application for Program of Study Approval should be made no later than the end of the term in which the total graduate hours completed equals one half of the total hours for completion of the certificate requirements.
Program of Study Approval Form
Completion of Certificate Programs
In order to have a certificate awarded, the student must submit a Certificate Completion form to the Graduate School. The deadline dates for submission of this form are the same as those for filing an application to graduate, however, students receiving graduate certificates do not participate in commencement nor do they receive a diploma. Awarding of the certificate is documented on the student's transcript. See the Academic Calendar for the deadline dates. Failure to meet the deadline will result in the delay of the certificate being awarded by a semester.
Application for Certificate Completion Form