Students may be interested in gaining both a graduate degree and a Certificate credential. A Certificate Program is a formal program of courses and other related experiences in a field of specialization. In some disciplines, a Certificate is akin to a professional credential, while in others, a Certificate is recognition of competence in a given skill, practice, or field of study. After admission to the Global Studies MA Program, students must also be admitted to the Certificate program. Academic credits for both credentials must be discrete.
A Certificate Program will require a minimum of nine credit hours, and perhaps more.
Certificate Programs signify accomplishment, specialization, and achievement. All Certificates awarded after successful completion in a Certificate Program will result in an official remark on the student’s academic transcript.
For more information, visit the Graduate Handbook: http://handbook.unc.edu/certificate.html
Download the Official Listing of Certificate Programs as of February 2017.