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Application of Credit Already Applied to a Graduate Certificate

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:

  1. The dual application of credit must be consistent with those policies of the master’s program that may limit or preclude such application.
  2. The dual application of credit must be approved by the student’s advisor or by the chair of the supervisory committee.
  3. All time constraints imposed by the Graduate College that govern the applicability of the credit must be met.