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Certificate Completion Requirements

Minimum requirements for earning a graduate certificate

In order to be awarded a graduate certificate, a graduate student must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher on all course work that applies to the program. The same grading policies and fees apply to all graduate students participating in graduate certificate programs, including degree-seeking graduate students and post-baccalaureate graduate students.

Contact your program for specific guidelines.

Awarding of certificates

Students are awarded their graduate certificates upon successful completion of a well-defined program of course work. Graduate certificates may appear on students’ transcripts but do not appear on diplomas

Degree-seeking students

For students whose graduate certificate program is part of a graduate degree program, certificates are awarded upon successful completion of the degree program.

Post-baccalaureate students

For students participating in a stand-alone certificate program, certificates are awarded at the end of the term in which all the certificate program requirements have been successfully completed.

Special circumstances for obtaining credit

No courses taken as a "hearer" (audit status) may be applied to a graduate certificate program.