Certificate Transfer Credit Matrix

Certificate Transfer Credit Matrix

Certificate Hours in program Minimum hours required through Liberty1 Maximum hours of transfer credit allowed2 Maximum age of transfer credit (in years) Parent Degrees
College of Arts & Sciences
Executive Certificate in History 21 12 9 7 Doctor of Philosophy in History (PhD)
School of Behavioral Sciences
Executive Certificate in Psychology 21 12 9 7 Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology (PhD) - all DCPs (Degree Completion Plans)
Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Studies 12 6 6 10 Master of Arts in Addiction Counseling (MA)
Graduate Certificate in Military Resilience 18 9 9 10 Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (MA)
Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Counseling 9 6 3 10 Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling (MA) - Pastoral Counseling cognate
Alton W. & Lois H. Overton Graduate School of Business
Advanced Graduate Certificate in Leadership 21 12 9 10 Master of Arts in Executive Leadership (MA)
Executive Certificate in Business Administration 21 12 9 7 Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) - all DCPs
Executive Certificate in Strategic Leadership 21 12 9 7 Doctor of Strategic Leadership (DSL)
Graduate Certificate in General Business 9 6 3 10 Master of Business Administration (MBA) - 36-hour DCP
Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management 12 6 6 10 Master of Science in Healthcare Administration (MS) - all DCPs
Graduate Certificate in Management & Leadership 9 6 3 10 Master of Arts in Executive Leadership (MA)
Graduate Certificate in Marketing 9 6 3 10 Master of Science in Marketing (MS) - all DCPs
Graduate Certificate in Outdoor Adventure Sport 9 6 3 10 Master of Science in Sport Management (MS) - Outdoor Adventure Sport cognate - Non-Thesis & Thesis DCPs
Graduate Certificate in Sport Management 9 6 3 10 Master of Science in Sport Management (MS) - General Non-Thesis cognate
School of Communication & the Arts
Executive Certificate in Communication 21 12 9 7 Doctor of Philosophy in Communication (PhD)
Graduate Certificate in Applied Communication Studies 9 6 3 10 Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (MA)
Graduate Certificate in Communication & Business Administration 9 6 3 10 Master of Arts in Digital Content (MA)
Graduate Certificate in Communication for Human Services 9 6 3 10 Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (MA)
Graduate Certificate in Communication Strategies for Social Enterprise **AVAILABLE SPRING 2023** 15 9 6 10 none (stand-alone certificate)
Graduate Certificate in Organizational Communication 9 6 3 10 Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (MA)
John W. Rawlings School of Divinity
Executive Certificate in Bible Exposition 21 12 9 7 Doctor of Philosophy in Bible Exposition (PhD)
Executive Certificate in Christian Leadership 21 12 9 7 Doctor of Education in Christian Leadership (EdD) - all DCPs
Graduate Certificate in Bible Exposition 15 9 6 10 (1) Master of Divinity (MDiv) - General cognate; (2) Master of Religious Education (MRE)
Graduate Certificate in Biblical Studies 12 6 6 10 Master of Divinity (MDiv) - General cognate
Graduate Certificate in Christian Leadership 9 6 3 10 Master of Divinity (MDiv) - General cognate
Graduate Certificate in Christian Ministry 12 6 6 10 Master of Divinity (MDiv) - General cognate
Graduate Certificate in Church Ministry in the Digital Age 12 6 6 10 Master of Divinity (MDiv) - Church Ministry in the Digital Age cognate
Graduate Certificate in Global Studies 9 6 3 10 Master of Arts in Global Studies (MAGS)
Graduate Certificate in Greek 12 6 6 10 Master of Arts in Biblical Languages (MA) - Language Exegesis cognate
Graduate Certificate in Hebrew 9 6 3 10 Master of Arts in Biblical Languages (MA) - Language Exegesis cognate
Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies 12 6 6 10 Master of Divinity (MDiv) - General cognate
Post-Graduate Certificate in Chaplaincy 9 6 3 7 Doctor of Ministry (DMin) - Chaplaincy cognate
School of Education
Executive Certificate in Curriculum & Instruction 21 12 9 7 (1) Education Specialist in Curriculum & Instruction (EdS) - no-cognate DCP; (2) Doctor of Education in Curriculum & Instruction (EdD) - no-cognate DCP
Executive Certificate in Higher Education Administration 21 12 9 7 (1) Education Specialist in Higher Education Administration (EdS); (2) Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education Administration (PhD) - Educational Leadership cognate
Executive Certificate in Instructional Design & Technology 21 12 9 7 Doctor of Philosophy in Education (PhD) - Instructional Design & Technology cognate
Executive Certificate in School Administration & Supervision 21 12 9 7 (1) Education Specialist in Administration & Supervision (EdS) - Educational Leadership cognate; (2) Doctor of Education in Administration & Supervision (EdD) - Educational Leadership cognate
Executive Certificate in Special Education 21 12 9 7 Doctor of Philosophy in Education (PhD) - Special Education cognate
Graduate Certificate in Autism Education 9 6 3 10 (1) Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction (MEd) - General Education cognate; (2) Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction (MEd) - Special Education cognate
Graduate Certificate in Career & Technical Education – Transition & Special Needs Add-On Endorsement 12 6 6 10 Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction (MEd) - General Education cognate
Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology & Online Instruction 9 6 3 10 (1) Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction (MEd) - Educational Technology cognate; (2) Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction (MEd) - General Education cognate
Graduate Certificate in Gifted Education 12 6 6 10 Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction (MEd) - Gifted Education cognate (Add-On Endorsement)
Graduate Certificate in Middle Grades 9 6 3 10 (1) Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction (MEd) - General Education cognate; (2) Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction (MEd) - Middle Grades cognate
Graduate Certificate in Preschool 9 6 3 10 Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction (MEd) - Early Childhood Education cognate (Add-On Endorsement)
Graduate Certificate in School Administration & Supervision 21 12 9 10 Master of Education (MEd) - Administration & Supervision concentration
Graduate Certificate in School Leadership 9 6 3 10 Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction (MEd) - General Education cognate
Graduate Certificate in Special Education – General Curriculum Add-On Endorsement 15 9 6 10 Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction (MEd) - General Education cognate
Graduate Certificate in Urban Education 9 6 3 10 Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction (MEd) - Urban Education cognate
Helms School of Government
Advanced Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice 21 12 9 10 (1) Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MS) - Forensic Psychology cognate; (2) Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MS) - no-cognate DCP
Advanced Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security 21 12 9 10 Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MS) - Homeland Security cognate
Advanced Graduate Certificate in Public Policy 21 12 9 10 Master of Arts in Public Policy (MAPP) - all DCPs
Executive Certificate in Criminal Justice 21 12 9 7 Doctor of Philosophy in Criminal Justice (PhD) - all DCPs
Executive Certificate in Public Administration 21 12 9 7 Doctor of Public Administration (DPA)
Executive Certificate in Public Policy 21 12 9 7 Doctor of Philosophy in Public Policy (PhD) - all DCPs
Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice 9 6 3 10 Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MS) - all DCPs
Graduate Certificate in Public Administration 9 6 3 10 Master of Public Administration (MPA) - all DCPs
Graduate Certificate in Public Policy 9 6 3 10 Master of Arts in Public Policy (MAPP) - all DCPs
School of Health Sciences
Graduate Certificate in Epidemiology 24 12 12 10 Master of Public Health (MPH) - Epidemiology concentration
Graduate Certificate in Global Health 15 9 6 10 Master of Public Health (MPH) - Global Health concentration
Graduate Certificate in Health Promotion 15 9 6 10 Master of Public Health (MPH) - Community Health Promotion concentration
Graduate Certificate in Nutrition 15 9 6 10 Master of Public Health (MPH) - Nutrition concentration
School of Music
Graduate Certificate in Music in World Cultures – Ethnomusicology 12 6 6 10 Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (MA)
Graduate Certificate in Worship Studies 12 6 6 10 Master of Arts in Worship Studies (MA) - all DCPs
School of Nursing
Executive Certificate in Clinical Leadership 21 12 9 7 Post-MSN Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Executive Certificate in Nursing Educational Leadership 21 12 9 7 Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD) - Nursing Education cognate
Post-Graduate Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner3 17 173 03 N/A3 Post-MSN Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
1

Credits from prior degrees earned through Liberty University do not count toward this number.

2

Credits from prior degrees earned through Liberty University count toward this number.

3

All course work for this certificate must be completed through Liberty University.

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