Students may elect to focus their non-degree seeking studies in a number of certificate areas. Certificates require that five courses be taken within a specific content area. A notation of a certificate area is indicated on a student’s transcript and a certificate is awarded to the student. Students must adhere to identical admission criteria as degree-seeking students.
Certificate courses may not be taken while completing graduate degree courses. Students may apply appropriate certificate courses toward the completion of a master's degree if financial aid was not used to help pay tuition and other fees; and if the certificate courses are transferred before completion of the certificate. Students cannot transfer certificate courses toward a Master's Degree after the awarding of the certificate.