The utility of a "graduate" or "post-graduate" certificate?

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by DanielC, Oct 15, 2015.

  1. DanielC

    DanielC New Member

    I'd imagine that in academic settings, a graduate certificate (one earned through a block of graduate level courses) might have some value. Does that translate into the professional world?

    Is there a significant difference between completing a graduate certificate compared to completing a bunch of graduate level courses, but no certificate/degree?
  2. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator Staff Member

    I think it depends on what you're looking to do; are you looking to enhance your business credentials, or to branch out to another field?
  3. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    I know a woman who earned a 30 credit Masters in Counseling degree. It's enough for a Masters but not enough for a license to practice. She then earned a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study and that put her over the top and got her a license to practice. So in her case, a grad cert made a huge difference.

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