Our certificate programs are primarily for students of Texas State University who are concurrently pursuing a degree. Earning a certificate shows that a student has completed a certain number of hours of course work in one of the four certificate areas of focus. Our programs are not certification programs; students receive a certificate after completing all of the requirements to show that they have fulfilled the certificate requirements. Persons pursuing a certificate must attend courses at our San Marcos campus.
A bachelor's degree must be conferred before a certificate can be awarded. If you already have a bachelor's degree, you will need to apply as a non-degree seeking student through the Graduate College. You can find information for applying as a non-degree seeking student through the Graduate College at this web site: http://www.gradcollege.txstate.edu/programs/non-degree.html