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Graduate Certificate Programs

Graduate Certificate Programs

For professionals seeking specialized skills without pursuing a full master's degree, our graduate certificate programs provide the ideal solution. Designed for working adults, our certificates allow you to deepen expertise in highly valued fields through concentrated study:

A student wishing to pursue graduate-level coursework at UHV must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution. A baccalaureate degree earned within the United States must come from a CHEA recognized accredited university. For applicants with international credentials, the earned baccalaureate degree must be comparable to a 4-year baccalaureate degree in the United States, as evaluated by an approved evaluation company.

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Certificates are non-degree-seeking programs

NOTE: A student who is pursuing a certificate and wishes to switch to seeking a degree at UHV must reapply to the university as a degree-seeking student. A student who is admitted as a degree-seeking student and completes all of the requirements for a certificate will not be awarded a certificate, because certificates are strictly for non-degree-seeking students.

Students who complete a certificate may subsequently apply for a degree program in the same discipline, and all credits may be transferred and applied to the degree in accordance with normal policies and practices related to transfer credit. However, there are limits on how many credits a student may transfer into a program. At the master’s level, 50% of the required credits for the program must be earned while a degree-seeking student at UHV.