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The Hauptmann School for Public Affairs also offers graduate certificates and professional certificates for students who do not wish to pursue their master's degree at this time or for students who already have a master's degree and seek continuing, specialized education.
A graduate certificate program consists of a logically sequenced and academically coherent subset of courses derived from a given discipline or related disciplines. It is intended to prepare students for professional practice in certain applied fields. Because of the program's emphasis on application, the choice of courses often represents more practice-oriented didactic contents. A graduate certificate comprises fewer credits than a master's degree. The following graduate certificate programs are available under Hauptmann School.
Professional certificate programs provide community members and degree-seeking students with cutting-edge learning experiences on current topics and issues, taught by professionals in the field. Often offered in partnership with a local community organization or government agency, non-transcripted professional certificates of completion will be awarded to graduate students as well as community participants who complete all required courses. Park graduate students may take these courses as part of their degree program, if coupled with graduate level assignments from the faculty. These credits can then be applied towards degree requirements.
A complete listing of all certificate programs offered by the Graduate School is available.