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Certificate Programs

A number of departments/programs offer graduate certificates. These are open to students already enrolled in a Vanderbilt University post-baccalaureate degree program. Each certificate requires at least 12 credit/semester hours of interrelated graduate-level coursework supporting a specified theme. No more than 50% of coursework may be transferred for a graduate certificate program. The courses form an intellectually cohesive whole. The certificate programs that are currently approved are listed below by school. If interested in one of these certificate programs, a student should contact the director of the program to be sure that the appropriate requirements have been met, and if so, then submit an Intent to Enroll in the certificate program to the Graduate School. After coursework is completed, submit the Graduation Checklist for Graduate Certificate Program to the Graduate School.

College of Arts & Science:

School of Engineering:

Divinity School:

School of Medicine:

Visit the graduate certificate program page on the School of Medicine website for additional details on these certificate programs:

  • Biomedical Ethics*, Keith Meador, Director
  • Global Health, Marie H. Martin, Director
  • Health Equity, Consuelo H. Wilkins, Director
  • Medical Student Certificate in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health*, Eli Zimmerman, Director
  • Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, Rachel H. Goode, Director

School of Nursing:

Law School:

Owen Graduate School of Management:


*Open only to specific graduate and professional students. Click on the program links for more information about enrollment requirements.