Certificate of Graduate Studies
(12 credit hours)

For those not requiring a master's degree, the Certificate of Graduate Studies offers an excellent opportunity. This option is often used by those needing continuing education credits or for those who wish to complement their existing degree with additional training for career advancement. As an added bonus, upon completion of the certificate students have the option of applying to the master's program, and if accepted, all courses taken thus far would transfer in.

Applications Requirements are as follows:

  • Online Application- Indicate Non Degree or Certificate Program
  • Application Fee- $25
  • Community Life Statement
  • Transcript from degree bearing institution
    • Official preferred but unofficial may be submitted
    • Degree posted
    • GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Personal Essay- 300 words or less

Government Graduate Studies - Certificates


Takeshia Stokes

"My time at RSG has been a rewarding experience! I've been enlightened about the various ideas that influence the political, economic and social agendas of the world."

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