Anyone who has done a graduate certificate, have you found them useful? Along with their semi-regular solicitation for donations, UMass-Lowell sent me a flyer about their graduate programs. I realized that if I take one more course, I can get a graduate certificate in Domestic Violence Prevention, and with 2 more, another in Forensic Criminology. These are graduate certificates in that you have to have a Bachelor's degree to qualify, but they're not post-Master's, they would be in addition to my already earned M.A. in Criminal Justice. I did my Master's at UML for free thanks to a Veteran's waiver, but I think that ship has sailed (I have a message in to double check), so each course would be $1710.00, well over double what it was 10-12 years ago. If the waiver (or a significant discount) is still in place, I might do it, I'm just wondering what the practical value (if any) would be of having one or two more pieces of paper from the same school where I did my Master's.