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The Benefits of a Masters Degree with a Certificate

Many master degree programs allow 12 hours of advisor approved electives. With proper planning this allows you to earn two credentials at the same time: a graduate certificate in a specialized area and a master degree. Often, earning the certificate as part of the master's program can save you some or all of the hours. There are several graduate certificates available.

Please note: A maximum of 12 credit hours may be duplicated between the master's program and graduate certificate.


To learn more about online graduate certificates visit Online Graduate Certificates or contact your advisor to see how you may be able to earn a Graduate Certificate on your way to earning a degree!


Phone: 270-745-5173 or 888-4WKUWEB

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 Last Modified 8/27/15