Definitions for "Graduate certificate"
(see Postgraduate certificate)
A nondegree credential designed to provide students with specialized knowledge that is less extensive than, and different from, a master's program. A certificate program represents a focused collection of courses that, when completed, affords the student a record of academic accomplishment in a given discipline or set or related disciplines.
a coherent academic program approved by the Graduate Affairs Council and listed in the university catalog
a coursework-based vocational program with some research assignments
Keywords:  university, degree, issued
a university-issued graduate degree