Graduate Education Certificate Series


The Graduate Education Certificate program provides essential knowledge for campus staff and advisors on how best to support graduate students and manage graduate programs.  The courses provide an overview of several areas key to graduate student success and exploration of policies and procedures in graduate education. To receive certification, you must complete all five foundational courses and two electives. 

Questions about the Certificate Series?  Contact Director of Graduate Programs, Nicole Rabaud ( 

Required Courses

Topic Date and Time Location Registration
Academic Graduate Student Funding and Financial Management for Staff TBA Webinar Register
Graduate Admissions: Best Practices in Application Review TBA TBA Register
Graduate Program Policy and Administration TBA TBA Register
Working with Distressed and Distressing Students April 28, 2022 9:00am-12:00pm Hamilton Room - Heitman Register
The Graduate Academic Experience May 10, 2022 1:00pm-4:00pm Webinar Register (Coming Soon)

Elective Courses (choose two):

Topic Date and Time Location Registration
External Fellowships for Graduate Students: Policy, Procedure, and Best Practices April 20, 2022 1:00pm-4:00pm Webinar Register
Professional Development: Advising Graduate Students for Success TBA TBA Register
International Student Advising - Graduate Students TBA TBA Register

Conflict Competence for Staff

TBA Webinar Register
Understanding Graduate Student Academic Employment TBA TBA Register