Certificate Programs

The University of Connecticut offers three types of certificate programs: graduate certificates, post-master’s (or sixth year) certificates, and post-baccalaureate certificates. Graduate certificate programs consist entirely of graduate courses (those numbered 5000 or above). Post-baccalaureate certificate programs consist either entirely of undergraduate courses (those numbered 1000-4999) or of a mixture of undergraduate and graduate courses. A certificate can be earned either as a “stand-alone” certificate (without simultaneous enrollment in a degree program) or while simultaneously pursuing a graduate degree. To earn a certificate, students must first apply for admission to a certificate program through The Graduate School. This applies to both external applicants and currently matriculated students who wish to pursue a certificate along with a graduate degree.