What is a graduate certificate? Do you want an additional credential to boost your degree? Adding a certificate to your degree program enhances your education by deepening your knowledge of the culture and language of a particular region of the world.
A number of departments offer area certificate programs that students may complete through concurrent study. Such certificates can be pursued only in conjunction with a degree program and cannot be awarded independently. For further information, please see the departmental entries in the bulletin (or view this link to all HLS certificate programs).
Graduate certificates are offered in some fields to allow a focused credential to be earned by a person who has already earned an undergraduate degree, whether or not the person is currently enrolled in an Indiana University master’s or doctoral program. The courses taken are typically the same as those taken for other degrees, but a more limited number of courses is required for the certificate. Graduate certificates typically involve a predetermined curriculum of 16 to 20 credit hours.
Students enrolled in stand-alone certificate programs who wish to subsequently pursue an advanced degree must make a separate application to the University Graduate School and must have specific permission of the faculty of the degree program to use any credits earned as a certificate student for the more advanced degree.