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Restrictions on Certain Courses

All graduate certificate programs must be consistent with the following restrictions. A particular certificate program may impose more stringent restrictions for that program.

Undergraduate courses

The number of applicable credits earned in undergraduate courses cannot exceed one third (1/3) of the total number of required graduate credits. An undergraduate course applied to a graduate certificate must be an upper division course with a grade of B or better and the course cannot represent effort for an undergraduate thesis, internship, practicum, independent study or research, conference or workshop, experiential learning, study abroad, seminar, or colloquium.

Previously applied courses

In general, any course applied to a previously earned degree of any type at any institution cannot be applied to meet the credit requirements of a graduate certificate program. An exception that applies to a specific certificate program may be approved by the Graduate Council. Courses allowed under this exception are limited by the fundamental requirement that at least two thirds (2/3) of the total credit requirement for the program must be earned at Boise State University after admission to the program.