UNC Charlotte Academic Procedure: Graduate Certificates Establishment

I. Executive Summary

This procedure outlines the criteria for establishing a new graduate certificate at UNC Charlotte.

II. Procedure Statement

A graduate certificate normally consists of a coherent 12-15 hour program proposed by an academic unit and approved by the Graduate Council. To initiate a new graduate certificate, the academic unit or units making the proposal should discuss the idea with the appropriate College Dean or Deans. If the proposal is endorsed by the College, the unit should complete the New Program (for Certificates) form in Curriculog as established by the Graduate Council.

III. Definitions

  • Curriculog – A web-based academic software program and course approval system for creating, modifying, and accessing degree programs, individual courses, and catalog information.
  • Graduate Certificate – A stand-alone credential that typically consists of 12-15 credit hours of graduate coursework in a focused area of study.

IV. Procedure Contact(s)

V. History

  • 06/25/18: Revised [Updated to include new Curriculog process]

VI. Related Policies, Procedures, and Resources

VII. Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where is this procedure referenced?
    The procedure is published on the Academic Policies & Procedures webpage of the Provost website.