Graduate Certificates

Walsh offers a variety of certificate programs at the graduate level. Foundation courses, if required, are listed below for each certificate. The candidate may earn a certificate by taking 4 to 6 courses, totaling 12 to 18 semester credit hours, depending on the certificate. Students may receive advanced standing credit, exclusions, or waivers for specific courses. Students must complete a minimum of 9 semester credit hours of new coursework (not previously completed as part of a different degree or certificate program) to earn a certificate.

Certificate candidates have 48 months in which to complete the coursework with a minimum grade of “C” (2.000) in each course and a cumulative GPA of 3.000.

One semester prior to completion, the candidate must file an application for certification with the Records and Registration office. In addition to receiving the certificate, the candidate will have the designation noted on their transcript. There are no limits on the number of certificates that can be earned. Certificates will not be awarded for courses completed as part of a degree program.

Upon earning a certificate, a student who wishes to apply to any Walsh degree program will be held to all admissions requirements under the catalog year in which the individual applies. Coursework completed as part of a graduate certificate program that is either a core or elective course of the graduate degree program will be considered for advanced standing credit and will be noted on the student’s graduate academic transcript. Degree programs have time limits for the transferability of advance standing credit.

Certificates are awarded in the following areas: