A graduate certificate is viewed by some programs as an intermediate accomplishment or stepping stone between a baccalaureate degree and a master’s degree. The Graduate College therefore allows graduate credit (but not undergraduate credit) earned at Boise State University and previously applied to meet the requirements of a Boise State graduate certificate to also be applied to meet the requirements of a Boise State master’s degree, but not a Boise State doctoral degree. This is known as dual application and is subject to the following stipulations:
- The dual application of credit must be consistent with those policies of the master’s program that may limit or preclude such application.
- The dual application of credit must be approved by the student’s advisor or by the chair of the supervisory committee.
- All time constraints imposed by the Graduate College that govern the applicability of the credit must be met.