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SL-CER - Professional Studies: Strategic Leadership Certificate

Program Long Title

Professional Studies: Strategic Leadership Certificate


Interdisciplinary Studies


Students seeking a Graduate Certificate will go through the graduate application process as if they were seeking an MPS degree, meeting all admissions requirements as set forth in the degree program. Once admitted, students are considered MPS degree seeking students and will be working towards completing the pre-defined coursework (15 hours) as listed in this catalog. Upon completion of the 15 hours defined in the program, the student will receive a Graduate Certificate in the appropriate field of study. After completion of the 15 hour Graduate Certificate, the student may continue to fulfill the requirements of the MPS degree. Students are required to meet all graduate student requirements that include maintaining their GPA at the 3.0 level.

Full Time Status Defined for Accelerated Courses

For a graduate student to be considered full-time they must be enrolled in nine credit hours for the semester (excluding Graduate Assistants who may enroll in 6 hours). The Public Safety program includes an accelerated course schedule with classes available in five and seven week formats, thus the combination of the accelerated courses over the entire semester should equal nine credit hours for a student to be considered full-time.