Graduate Certificate Programs

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Graduate Certificate Programs

The graduate certificate programs, ranging from 12 to 21 credit hours, are designed to allow students to take courses in an area of specialization, enhancing their academic and professional experience. Students may work towards a graduate certificate in addition to pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree or students may enroll in stand-alone graduate certificate programs for the purpose of personal and professional development. In some programs, certificate program course credit can be applied toward a graduate degree. College credit certificates are not intended as a degree, but as a supplement to a student's specific educational goals or professional career preparation and shall be noted on a student's transcript as an official credential of the university.

All graduate certificate program students must have achieved a cumulative 3.0 (B) grade point average in all graduate certificate courses attempted in order for the graduate certificate to be granted.

Students should contact the respective department/unit for more information regarding admissions and general graduate certificate program requirements.

*DS= Available to Degree Seeking Students

*NDS= Available to Non-Degree Seeking Students

Developing a Certificate Program?

Faculty interested in developing a new graduate certificate program should download a Graduate Certificate Proposal Packet by visiting the Office of Faculty Development and Advancement Website.

*Units need to follow the program of studies that was approved in the certificate proposal. Please refer to the matrix that was included in the original proposal paperwork which illustrates the specific required and elective courses that can be counted towards the graduate certificate. Keep in mind, an undergraduate certificate shall not require the completion of graduate courses. For more information on this, please review the Certificate Policy


Name of Certificate

Applied Studies Law Enforcement Intelligence (DS & NDS)
Underwater Crime Scene Investigation (UCSI)  (DS & NDS)
Arts & Sciences Certificate in Bioethics (DS & NDS)
Publishing & Editing  (DS & NDS)
SAS Programming & Data Analysis  (DS & NDS)
Communication & Information

Communication Science & Disorder Prerequisite (Bridge) Program  (NDS)
Digital Video Production  (DS & NDS)
Health Information Technology (DS & NDS) 
Information Architecture  (DS & NDS)
Information Leadership & Management  (DS & NDS)
Reference Services  (DS & NDS) (Fall 21' Name Changed to "User Services")
School Librarian Leadership (DS & NDS)
Multicultural Marketing Communication  (DS & NDS)
Project Management  (DS & NDS)
Youth Services  (DS & NDS)

Education Athletic Coaching  (DS & NDS)
Autism Spectrum Disorder (DS & NDS)
College Teaching (DS & NDS)
Educational Leadership/Administration (DS & NDS)
Human Performance Technology (HPT)  (DS & NDS)
Instructional Design and Technology  (NDS)
Institutional Research  (DS & NDS)
Measurement & Statistics  (DS & NDS)
Online Teaching and Learning (DS & NDS)
Program Evaluation  (DS & NDS)
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (DS & NDS)
Engineering Aerospace Engineering- Aerodynamics (DS & NDS)
Systems Engineering Leadership (DS & NDS) Fall 2022
Fine Arts Museum Education & Visitor- Centered Curation (DS & NDS)
Graduate School Preparing Future Faculty (PFF)  (DS)
Preparing Future Professionals (PFP)  (DS)
Law Business Law (DS)
Environmental, Natural Resources & Land Use Law  (DS)
International Law  (DS)
Nursing Adult Gerontological Acute Care  (DS & NDS)
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (DS & NDS)
Social Sciences & Public Policy Application of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (DS & NDS)
Civic and Nonprofit Leadership (DS& NDS)
Emergency Management  (DS & NDS)
Florida City & County Management  (DS & NDS)
Public Administration  (DS & NDS)
Public Financial Management  (DS & NDS)
U.S. National Intelligence Studies (DS & NDS)
Social Work Child Welfare Practice  (DS & NDS)
Gerontology/Aging Studies  (DS & NDS)
LEAD in Social Work  (DS & NDS)
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