NCU Catalog - April 2021 
    
    Jun 21, 2021  
NCU Catalog - April 2021

General Psychology Post-Master’s Certificate


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Post-Master’s Certificate


Description of Program


Each Post-Master’s Certificate program comprises 6 courses (18 credit hours). With the exception of the General Psychology certificate, students must complete the program as listed below and may not substitute alternative courses. Students must complete all six NCU courses with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better in order to receive a certificate. Courses for the General Psychology specialization should be selected from PSY7000-level or PSY8000-level courses only (excluding PSY 7101  and PSY 7102 ).

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Basis for Admissions


Admission to the Post-Master’s Certificate program requires a conferred master’s level or higher degree from a regionally or nationally accredited academic institution.

Scope


6 NCU Courses (18 Credit hours) must be completed to earn a Post-Master’s Certificate specialization. Courses taken as part of a NCU master’s program cannot be applied toward a Post-Master’s Certificate program.

Post-Master’s Certificate Transfer into a Doctoral Program


Post-Master’s Certificate program courses may be used to satisfy doctoral degree requirements if the Post-Master’s Certificate course is required by the doctoral program in which the student is enrolled.

Coursework completed as part of an earned doctoral degree cannot be applied toward a Post-Master’s Certificate program. However, a Post-Master’s Certificate can be completed as part of doctoral coursework, if the student officially applies for a Post-Master’s Certificate prior to completing the fourth course in a Post-Master’s Certificate series.

Time to Completion


NCU allows 2 years to complete all certificate programs.

The median time to completion for this program is 12 months.

Time to completion varies depending upon the pace in which a student completes courses and the number of transfer credits accepted. As most NCU students are working adults, balancing educational, professional, and personal commitments, our academic and finance advisors will work with you to develop a program schedule that works best for your needs.

Students following the preferred schedule designed by the Dean for this program, and applying no transfer credits, can expect to finish in as little as 10 - 13 months depending on the specialization.

General Psychology


The Post-Master’s Certificate in General Psychology allows students to select courses from a broad range of electives to fit their personal and professional goals. Completion of this certificate will assist individuals in pursuing a variety of career opportunities in research and education in both the public and the private sector in setting such as schools, hospitals, clinics, research centers, business, and health care teams. Courses for the General Psychology specialization should be selected from PSY-7000-level or PSY-8000-level courses only (excluding PSY-7101  and PSY-7102 ).

Note


Courses listed are examples and upon acceptance to the program, the initial degree plan will include these courses. Students are encouraged to choose their General Psychology certificate courses based on personal and professional goals and to work with their Academic and Finance Advisor to revise their degree plan.

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