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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. 


Required Courses

Topic Date and Time Location Registration
Academic Graduate Student Funding and Financial Management for Staff April 21, 2021 1:00pm-4:00pm Webinar Register
Graduate Admissions: Best Practices in Application Review TBA Webinar Register
Graduate Program Policy and Administration May 13, 2021 1:30pm- 4:30 pm Webinar Register
Working with Distressed and Distressing Students October 6, 2021 9:00am-12:00pm Webinar Register
The Graduate Academic Experience May 5, 2021 9:00am-12:00pm Webinar Register


Elective Courses (choose two):

Topic Date and Time Location Registration
External Fellowships for Graduate Students: Policy, Procedure, and Best Practices TBA Webinar Register
Professional Development: Advising Graduate Students for Success February 3, 2021 10:00am-11:00am Webinar Register
International Student Advising- Graduate Students TBA Webinar Register

Conflict Competence for Staff

May 25, 2021 9:00am-12:00pm Webinar Register
Understanding Graduate Student Academic Employment TBA Webinar Register