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Graduate Certificate Proposals

Introduction

Graduate certificates enable many students to meet their specialized and/or interdisciplinary educational goals and are an important tool in the university's graduate recruitment. Graduate certificates complement graduate degree programs by providing the university with opportunities to respond quickly to emerging technological and professional opportunities.

Innovative Education exists to support USF's faculty and academic administrators and support staff in the development innovative graduate education. We can assist your department with creating a new certificate, modifying an existing one, resolving student issues, and many other certificate-related functions.

Please note that the USF Graduate Council policies regarding new certificate criteria and student eligibility and admissions govern graduate certificate programs. To learn more, view Graduate Council Policies

How to Propose a New Graduate Certificate

To propose a new graduate certificate program, please follow these steps: