As a general rule, substitutions, waivers, and transfer credit are not permitted for courses in specialized programs of study. Contact the program director for further information.
Some specialized programs of study share course requirements with more in-depth professional certificate coursework in the same subject area. After you have completed the requirements for a specialized program of study, you may find that you need only a few more courses to be eligible for a professional certificate. If you wish to go on to earn the certificate, you may apply for candidacy at a reduced application fee of $50.
In curriculum areas in which there are both professional certificates and specialized programs of study, you may transfer from the professional certificate program to the shorter specialized program of study format if required courses are shared by the two programs. No additional fee is charged if you elect to transfer from a professional certificate to a specialized program of study in the same curriculum area.
Several professional certificates and specialized programs of study are offered online. For more information, visit Online Learning or call the department offering the program. Please note that veterans' benefits do not apply to all online courses and curricula.