A graduate diploma (DG, GradD, GDip, GrDip, GradDip) Is generally a qualification taken after completion of a first degree, also know as Graduate certificate, is usually of a shorter duration than a degree course and should be viewed as an additional specialisation that improves a person’s overall employability.
The graduate diploma is an academic or vocational qualification often taken after a bachelor’s degree. It is usually awarded by a university or a graduate school and usually requires two terms of study to complete. In some cases, academic graduate diploma holders may progress to a master’s degree on an accelerated pathway.
A graduate diploma is generally a postgraduate qualification, although some graduate diplomas involve the study of undergraduate level courses. The diploma is normally taken following a bachelor's degree and a successful award allows progression to a master's degree without having received honours with the bachelor's degree. More recently, postgraduate diplomas have become more popular as they allow graduate-level specialization studies to be completed in half the time of a masters, while still being transferable into a masters degree in the same topic. All of this at half the price of a masters degree
Core Course Requirements
A minimum of 21 graduate credit hours
Core Courses (15 semester credit hours)
Cognate Courses (6 semester credit hours)
A student chosen and curated specialization courses with the guidance of the academic adviser.