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Earn a Certificate While Earning Your Degree

Graduate Certificates for ALM Candidates

As an ALM degree candidate, it may be possible to earn a graduate certificate along with your master’s degree. Certificates provide an opportunity to concentrate in a specific area while earning an additional graduate-level credential. Possible certificate options are listed on the degree course search.

You are responsible for ensuring that the courses you select meet both degree and certificate requirements. To do this, use both the degree and certificate course search. The degree search lets you know that a certificate course counts toward the degree, while the certificate search identifies the specific certificate requirement the course fulfills.

To both track your certificate progress and request the certificate use the Certificate Course Tracker and Request Form available in MyDCE.  Please note that you must complete your certificate coursework within three years and earn grades of B or higher in all certificate courses (grades of B- and below do not count).

If you are receiving financial aid, only certificate courses that also count towards your degree meet financial aid requirements. If you need to take an additional courses to earn the certificate, financial aid is not available.

We recommend working closely with your academic advisor on degree/certificate course selection.

Undergraduate Certificates for ALB Candidates

As an ALB degree candidate, it may be possible to earn an undergraduate certificate along with your bachelor’s degree. Certificates provide an opportunity to concentrate in a specific area while earning an additional credential. Possible certificate options are listed on the degree course search.

You are responsible for ensuring that the courses you select meet both degree and certificate requirements. To do this, use the degree course search and with the “Applies to Certificate” option. This allows you to search courses that fulfill both degree and undergraduate certificates requirements.

To track your certificate progress and request the certificate use the Certificate Course Tracker and Request Form available in online services. Please note that you must complete your certificate coursework within three years and earn grades of B or higher in all certificate courses (grades of B- and below do not count).

If you are receiving financial aid, only certificate courses that also count towards your degree meet financial aid requirements. If you need to take an additional courses to earn the certificate, financial aid is not available.

We recommend working closely with your academic advisor on degree/certificate course selection.