Guidelines for Creating New Graduate Certificates
A graduate certificate consists of 9 or more credits of graduate course work that constitute a coherent body of knowledge. Graduate certificates are designed to enhance the education of graduate and professional students enrolled in degree programs or to provide continuing education for non-degree seeking professionals. A certificate program may be linked with an existing UA degree program or it may be unique and free standing. Certificate applicants must meet the Graduate College admission requirements with a minimum bachelor’s degree or its equivalent. The department offering the certificate may set additional or more stringent criteria for admission. Students admitted to a certificate program are responsible for knowing the UA’s Graduate Certificate Policies and Procedures. When all requirements have been completed, a graduate certificate becomes part of the official record and will be posted on the transcript of the recipient. View information on the approval process and forms required in the Graduate Proposal Approval Table.