General Regulations and Requirements for the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study

The Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) provides specialized study above the master’s degree. It is a course of study that falls between the masters and doctoral degree and culminates in a graduate certificate.

Admissions Requirements

An applicant for the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study must hold a Master’s Degree in a related field from an accredited institution and must complete the admission procedure described in the material of the graduate schools. All students admitted to a CAGS program must satisfy the general requirements for admission as a graduate student and the requirements for the specific CAGS program.

Course Requirements

A candidate for the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study must satisfactorily complete an approved program conforming to the requirements of the graduate school and department or program in which the candidate is registered. The candidate must complete a minimum of twenty-four (24) semester hours or, in the case of the College of Professional Studies, thirty-two (32) quarter hours of credit beyond the Master’s degree.