Adding an Advanced Certificate Procedure
The School for Graduate Studies offers many advanced certificate programs. While a certificate can be completed as a standalone degree, you may want to complete a certificate while completing a master’s degree as a way of enhancing your master’s and earning two credentials at the same time. If considering adding a certificate program, you should discuss this with your academic adviosr. Some or all of the certificate courses may be used in your master’s program depending on which program you are in and where you are in that program.
It is important to note that if completing both an advanced certificate and a master’s degree at the same time, financial aid is not available for credits taken beyond the total number required for the master’s degree.
To add a certificate program, you must apply at www.esc.edu/GradApply, and pay the $25 orientation fee.