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Advanced Certificate

  • Advanced Certificate: Definition and Requirements:
    • An Advanced¬† Certificate is comprised of graduate courses
    • Minimum Credit Hours:
    • Course Requirements:
      • Each credit-bearing course in a Certificate program must be applicable to one or more graduate degree programs
      • This means that graduate courses used in a certificate must be courses approved by the University and designated as part of a pre-existing major, liberal arts and sciences or as a free general elective
    • Faculty Requirements:
      • Faculty members teaching at the graduate level must hold earned doctorates or other terminal degrees in their specialty areas, except as indicated below
      • Faculty members teaching at the graduate level without an earned doctorate or other terminal degree have significant, widely recognized special competence in the field in which they teach
      • This is demonstrated through national or international publications, research recognized in the field and other contributions to the advancement of knowledge, professional practice or quality of life. The burden of proof is on the institution to demonstrate the special competence of such individuals
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