Graduate Certificates

What is a graduate certificate?

A graduate certificate is an educational credential that recognizes advanced study in a discipline beyond the bachelor’s level, but with fewer credit hours than a master’s degree in that area. Most graduate certificates at UA Little Rock require 12 – 18 credit hours of study beyond the bachelor’s level, whereas most master’s degrees require at least 30 hours.

Graduate certificate programs are a great way to add new knowledge and skills to your resume without having to earn a new undergraduate or graduate degree. They can help you qualify for promotions or new responsibilities in your current organization, help you add an area of specialization that will make you stand out from other job applicants, or help you transition into a new career.

Available Programs

Frequently Asked Questions 

To apply to a graduate certificate program, visit

For help with completing the application, contact:

Nicole Godfrey – Enrollment Management Specialist (

Paula Baker – Director of Graduate Admissions (