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Graduate Bulletin Homepage |Admission and Graduate Policies | Regulations and Requirements Governing the Certificates of Advanced Study

Regulations and Requirements Governing the Certificates of Advanced Study

Certificate of Advanced Study Award

A Certificate of Advanced Study attesting to advanced preparation and competence may be earned for the completion of organized programs which normally extend at least one year beyond the master's degree.

Many of these programs operate in conjunction with doctoral programs, and essentially the same academic and admission standards apply.

Credit Requirement

Each program leading to a certificate of advanced study includes a minimum of 48 (60 for those in education) credits of appropriate graduate study. Refer to descriptions of individual programs for required courses and distributions.

Residence Study and Advanced Standing

Of the minimum number of credits of graduate study beyond the baccalaureate established for a certificate in a particular field, at least one-half must be completed in resident graduate study at this University.

An applicant for admission to a program leading to a 60-credit certificate who holds a master's degree with an appropriate specialization may apply for admission with advanced standing not to exceed 30 credits.

Comprehensive Examination

Satisfactory completion of a comprehensive examination in education and in the field of specialization is required in each program in education. Satisfactory completion of a comprehensive examination in school psychology is required in that program.

Statutes of Limitations

All requirements for the certificate must be completed within six calendar years from the date of initial registration in the program.

This statute applies equally to students who enter with or without advanced standing and to students who formally change their areas of specialization after admission and study in one advanced program.

Last updated on 11/5/2008