Texas State Graduate Certificate Programs

This is an archived copy of the 2015-2016 catalog. To access the most recent version of the catalog, please visit http://mycatalog.txstate.edu.

Certificate Program Department/School Comments
Adult English as a Second/Foreign LanguageCounseling, Leadership, Adult Education, and School Psychology18 hours for completion
AutismCurriculum and Instruction/Special Education24 hours for completion
Behavioral Disorders/Positive Behavioral SupportCurriculum and Instruction/Special Education21 hours for completion
Computer ScienceComputer Science40 hours for completion. Must maintain a GPA of 3.0 with no grade less than "C" in all courses, no more than two "C's" in CS courses, and no more than two "C's" in MATH courses.
Corporate Communication and TrainingCommunication Studies9 hours for completion
Developmental EducationCurriculum and Instruction15 hours for completion
Dietetic InternshipFamily and Consumer Science18 hours for completion. A grade of "D" or "F" in any of the courses will result in dismissal from the program.
Forensic PsychologyPsychology15 hours for completion
Healthcare AdministrationSchool of Health Administration15 hours for completion
Intelligence AnalysisCriminal Justice15 hours for completion
Learning Disabilities/InclusionCurriculum and Instruction/Special Education18 hours for completion
Long Term Care AdministrationSchool of Health Administration15 hours for completion
MediationPolitical Science3 hours for completion. Application handled through the Department of Political Science. Student must attend at least 40 hours of class and complete course with a grade of "B" or higher.
Music PerformanceMusic15 hours for completion. No grade less than "B" on required courses.
Paralegal StudiesPolitical Science24 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.

Upon completion of certificate course requirements, students must apply online through the Self-Service Banner system using the “Apply for Graduation” link. Deadlines and instructions to apply after the deadline can be found on the graduation website under “Applying for Graduation” at http://www.gradcollege.txstate.edu/Current_Students/Graduation.html . The Graduate College will confirm with the graduate advisor that the requirements have been met. The Graduate College will then contact the Registrar’s Office to request the awarding of the certificate. Texas State Certificates are printed by the Registrar’s Office at the end of each term after candidates have been cleared. Certificates are distributed to recipients through the appropriate college dean and are not presented at the graduation ceremony.

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