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Regis University’s Master of Arts program offers two graduate academic certificates in Liberal Arts and Professional Studies that can be designed based on a student’s specific goals and area of study.
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Master of Arts Self-Designed Certificates

Degree Overview

Offered on-campus, the Master of Arts Self-Designed certificates are comprised of a selection of M.A. graduate courses offered for academic credit. Certificates of 12 to 15-credit-hours (four to five courses) are designed by the student in collaboration with their academic advisor to meet the student's specific goals. The courses offered within the given certificate program represent a coherent body of knowledge chosen in consultation with representatives of appropriate academic disciplines. These courses could be included in a graduate degree plan.

Certificates can be designed in your area of interest or field of academic study. Possibilities include:

  • Mediation and conflict resolution
  • Technical communication
  • Social justice, peace and reconciliation
  • Graphic arts
  • Literature
  • History
  • Organizational training
  • College/university leadership

Total M.A. Self-Designed Certificate Requirements: 12-15 credit hours (4 to 5 courses)

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Program Requirements

Listed below are the required courses for completion of this degree at Regis University. Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list below and you should contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.

This degree program requires 12.00 credit hours for completion. Please contact your advisor or the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126.

MA Certificate Requirements

MA Electives

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Twelve (12) semester hours of specilizations course work
selected in consultation with an academic advisor.

Course Descriptions

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How to Apply

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Materials Needed for Application and Admission

Applicants seeking a Master of Arts Self-Designed certificate from the College for Professional Studies must possess a baccalaureate degree in any field of study from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university.

Applicants must demonstrate an ability to achieve graduate-level writing and critical analysis before admission to the Master of Arts Self-Designed certificate program.

  • Application: Completed graduate application form
  • Application fee: $75.00 non-refundable application fee (waived for Regis University graduates)
  • Submit official degree-bearing transcripts within 30 days of the date of application. Official transcript must reflect a baccalaureate degree awarded from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university. If official transcript is not received within 30 days you will be unable to register for future courses until the transcript is received. A complete file can be reviewed by faculty with a copy of the unofficial degree-bearing transcript from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university. Official transcript must be sent directly from your previously attended school to the CPS Admission Office.
  • Two letters of recommendation from colleagues or supervisors who know your work in a professional setting and are able to give specific information about your abilities and potential
  • Current resume
  • Required admission essays
  • Faculty interview
  • Additional admission requirements apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens
  • Please remember: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed.

Once all documentation has been received, an admission committee reviews the application and makes an admission recommendation. In some cases a student may be encouraged or required to complete preparatory work prior to enrollment in the program. Following acceptance to the program, students will meet with a faculty advisor to develop their individualized certificate plan of study.

Application Deadlines*

Term Class Start Application Deadline
Spring 8W2 2014 March 3, 2014 February 17, 2014
Summer 8W1 2014 May 5, 2014 April 21, 2014
Summer 8W2 2014 June 30, 2014 June 16, 2014

*Your application file including all requirements, documents and fees, must be completed by the application deadline.


Regis University Tuition: Master of Arts Self-Designed Graduate Certificate

Course Format Estimated Total Program Cost Credit Hours Required Cost per Credit Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Classroom $5,535 - $6,900 12 - 15 $455 $75
Online $5,535 - $6,900 12 - 15 $455 $75

Directed study costs $460 per credit hour

Please note: Additional fees may apply to Regis University students. Please contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for information.

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