Graduate Certificate Programs

Certificate Program Department/School Comments
Adult English as a Second/Foreign LanguageCounseling, Leadership, Adult Education, and School Psychology18 hours for completion
Corporate Communication and TrainingCommunication Studies9 hours for completion
Healthcare AdministrationSchool of Health Administration15 hours for completion
Intelligence AnalysisCriminal Justice15 hours for completion
Long Term Care AdministrationSchool of Health Administration15 hours for completion
Music PerformanceMusic15 hours for completion. No grade less than "B" on required courses.
Polysomnographic TechnologyDepartment of Respiratory Care15 hours for completion. Applicants must have CRT/RRT credential from the USA as administered through the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC).
Professional EthicsPhilosophy6 hours for completion
Public History StudiesHistory15 hours for completion

Texas State Certificate Program Application of Completion

Students in the certificate programs must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 in order to receive a certificate of completion for the program. See the table above for the specific GPA and course grade requirements per certificate program. A final course grade of "C" or higher is required for any graduate course that may be applied towards a graduate certificate at Texas State. All certificate course work must be completed within four years of initial enrollment.

In order to graduate and/or participate in commencement activities, a student must apply for graduation in the semester in which they plan to graduate. Late applications will not be accepted. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure completion of all degree requirements as listed on the degree audit and required by the department. It is also the student's responsibility to apply for graduation by the published deadline posted on the University Academic Calendar. That date, as well as other deadline dates, and instructions outlining how to apply for graduation are posted on The Graduate College website each term. Deadlines are also communicated via the GradBulletin. Students who have missed the application deadline will have to apply for graduation during the next semester. For further information regarding the graduation application deadline, contact The Graduate College at 512.245.2581 or visit our website at:

Certificate and degree programs are approved in accordance with guidelines provided by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Texas State University System.