Certificate Programs for Non-Graduate Students
Duke students enrolled in graduate/professional programs at Duke outside the Graduate School and graduate/professional interinstitutional students (UNC, NCSU, and NCCU) may enroll in a graduate certificate program per the following policies and procedures.
- To receive a certificate of graduate studies from Duke University, a student must be enrolled in the Graduate School. Graduate/professional students from programs at Duke outside the Graduate School or interinstitutional students from UNC, NCSU, or NCCU must, therefore, complete the application form (pdf), have it signed by the appropriate certificate program coordinator indicating their approval, and submit it to Judith Wittenberg (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Graduate School Academic Affairs Office.
- The deadline for applying to participate in a certificate program during a specific term is the end of Duke's drop/add period for that term.
- There will be no tuition charges other than charges that the student normally pays each term (either Duke or interinstituational) provided that the certificate requirements are completed prior to degree completion. However, if certificate requirements are not completed prior to graduation and the student elects to complete the requirements later, he/she must register for the courses at Duke and pay the appropriate tuition and fees associated with the courses.
- Students will register for the appropriate courses for the certificate on their Graduate School record using the appropriate Personal Identification Number (PIN). Normally no more than one course taken prior to enrollment in the certificate program can be counted toward meeting certificate program requirements. If courses being counted by Duke students toward fulfillment of the Graduate School certificate appear on a transcript other than the Graduate School one, the student must register for the appropriate number of ungraded graduate research credits and a note will be added to the Graduate School transcript to identify the courses associated with these credits. Interinstitutional students enrolled in Graduate School certificate programs must meet all the requirements for the certificate by work completed at Duke, and courses, etc. taken at other schools may not be used to meet certificate program requirements.
Duke University offers equal opportunity to all applicants without regard to race, color, sex, national and ethnic origin, handicap, sexual orientation or preference, sex, or age. The questions concerning race, sex, and national origin on this application form are for the purpose of meeting Federal reporting requirements.