Certificate Programs

Certificate Programs

Appalachian offers certificate programs in numerous disciplines. The academic requirements for these programs are detailed in the sections on programs in this Bulletin.

These certificate programs are not degree programs; students who complete the required coursework will receive a "certificate of completion." The primary purpose of these programs is to provide a student seeking additional expertise with the opportunity to complete a cohesive program of coursework that is less than a graduate degree, but provides advanced training in a specific area.

Applying ASU Graduate Certificate Credits Toward Degree Programs: Hours completed to meet the requirements of an earned Appalachian State University graduate certificate may potentially be applied toward a graduate degree within the same or closely related discipline. The hours must be applied in the degree Program of Study on a course-by‐course basis and must meet the appropriate standards for use in the degree. Certificate hours transferred may not exceed 50% of the total degree program requirements. If these hours are equal to or exceed 50% of the degree program requirements, additional transfer credits are not allowed.