Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Programs (2003-2004)
Western Illinois University offers post-baccalaureate certificates in several disciplines. The certificate programs are administered by the various academic departments as indicated. Please refer to departmental information for specific course descriptions.
Admission to Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Programs
Applicants for admission to post-baccalaureate certificate programs must hold a bachelor’s degree from an institution that is accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting agency. Some certificate programs have additional admission requirements or prerequisites. Application for admission must be made upon forms obtained from the School of Graduate Studies or on-line at www.wiu.edu/grad. Applicants must request the Registrar of the college or university granting their highest degree to send a statement of degree or official transcript showing the degree and date it was conferred. Verification of degree must be sent by the Registrar directly to the School of Graduate Studies. Transcripts on file in the Registrar’s Office at WIU will be obtained by Graduate Office personnel.
Students must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA for all course work required for completion of the certificate. A post-baccalaureate certificate will not be awarded to a student who earns more than three semester hours of C, D, F, or U grades in the graduate level courses required for the completion of the certificate. Transfer work or course substitutions are not allowed in certificate programs.
The work required for the certificate must be completed within three calendar years.
If approved by the specific academic department, courses taken to satisfy
certificate requirements may be used to satisfy post-baccalaureate degree
requirements at the University.