Texas Tech University

Graduate Certificates

The Rawls College of Business recognizes that many qualified individuals would like to obtain advanced knowledge but cannot commit to a full degree program. A certificate demonstrates an individual's desire to master his/her field or to seek new knowledge about a particular area of interest. Knowledge gained can improve job performance. A certificate can enhance a resume and help the individual stand out in a competitive job market.

Completing the prescribed course of study leads to a certificate, officially recognized by the university, and not to a degree. If a student chooses to pursue a graduate degree, completed coursework may be applied toward that degree plan.

To pursue a graduate certificate, students must meet the following criteria:

  • A bachelor's degree is required to start a graduate certificate program. Note: Texas Tech undergraduates, within 12 hours of completion of a bachelor's degree, may start taking courses toward a graduate certificate with an advisor's approval.
  • Students must have earned a bachelor's degree to receive a graduate certificate.
  • To receive a certificate, a student must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the certificate program.


Students new to TTU as well as current students must apply to the Texas Tech Graduate School.

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