Certificate Programs

Certificate programs are intended for matriculated, degree-seeking students or for non-matriculated students at UNC-Chapel Hill whose objective is the development of specialization in the field of the certificate program. These programs signify accomplishment, specialization, and achievement.

Students may be interested in gaining both a graduate degree and a certificate credential. Students must be admitted to both programs. Academic credits for both credentials must be discrete. The following transfer guidelines will apply.

Transfer to Certificate Programs
Transfer to Degrees

Students wishing to earn more than one certificate must be aware of the transfer restrictions, i.e., no certificate course can be counted more than once and discrete academic credits for each individual credential must be earned.

Students are encouraged to discuss their plans with their certificate program director(s) and their degree program director of graduate studies as early as possible to ensure all requirements for their degree and certificate(s) can be met.

For additional information on graduate certificate programs please see Graduate Certificates.