Beyond applying to a graduate certificate program and completing the necessary coursework, there are two steps required to earn a graduate certificate. Be sure to check the Graduation Deadlines to see when you must complete these steps for the term in which you intend to earn the certificate.
Students seeking a graduate certificate must complete a Graduate Certificate Course Verification. The Graduate Certificate Course Verification confirms that you have completed the coursework necessary to earn the Graduate Certificate. If you are completing a degree program in the same term, be sure to indicate that on the form.
You will need to submit a Graduation Application online, using the form on your MyUTK account. If you are only earning a graduate certificate this term, a non-refundable processing fee ($30) will be charged once you have submitted the application. You will pay this fee through MyUTK.