Western Kentucky University

Student Financial Assistance

Certificate Programs 

Western Kentucky University offers a variety of certificate programs. However, not all certificate programs meet eligibility requirements for financial aid purposes. Please see the lists below for eligible and non-eligible certificates.

  

Eligible Undergraduate Certificates

Eligible Graduate Certificates

Citizenship & Social Responsibility                                                
Financial Planning
Human Resources
Information Systems
iMedia
Real Estate
Worksite Health Promotion

Addiction Counseling & Education 
Aging Studies
Autism Spectrum Disorders                                                             
Career Counseling
Community College Faculty Prep
Educational Technology
Environmental Health & Safety
Gender & Women's Studies
Geographic Information Science
Historic Preservation
History
Instructional Design
International Student Services
Leadership Studies
Organizational Communication
Complementary Health Care
Nurse Administrator
Nursing Education
Primary Care
Religious Studies
Teaching ESOL

Non-Eligible Undergraduate Certificates 

Non-Eligible Graduate Certificates 

Advanced Accounting Studies
American Sign Language
Canadian Studies
Computer Literacy
Cross Cultural Communication
Family Home Visiting
Kentucky Studies
Land Surveying
Leadership Studies
Middle East Studies
Occupational Safety & Health
Political Communication

Currently there are no non-eligible
Graduate Certificates

 

The cost of tuition and fees for all certificate programs is dependent upon the level of the certificate (undergraduate or graduate) and the student's residency status (resident, non-resident, or international). For the current term Tuition and Fees Schedule, go to http://www.wku.edu/bursar/.

 

Level

Certificate Name

Typical Occupations

Completions Rates

Median Loan Debt  of  Graduates 

UG

Citizenship & Social Responsibility

 

N/A

 N/A

UG

Financial Planning

Personal Financial Advisors, 
Loan Counselors, Business Teachers, Securities/Commodities/Financial 
Services Agents 

N/A

 N/A

UG

Human Resources

Human Resources Managers, 
Compensation & Benefits Managers, 
Training & Development Managers, Employment/Recruitment/Placement Specialists,
Labor Relations Specialists, Business Teachers 

N/A

 N/A

UG

Information Systems 

Computer Support Specialists,
Network Systems & Data Communications Analysts

N/A

 N/A

UG

iMedia  

Managers, Communication Teachers,
Media & Communication Workers 

N/A

 N/A

UG

Real Estate

Property/Real Estate/Community
Association Managers,
Appraisers & Assessors of Real Estate,
Brokers, Sales Agents 

N/A

 N/A

UG

Worksite Health Promotion 

Health Educators, Community &
Social Service Specialists,
Health Specialties Teachers 

N/A

 N/A

GR

Addictions Counseling &

Education 

Education Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers 

N/A

 N/A

GR

Aging Studies

Social Scientists & Related Workers,
Transportation Planner 

N/A

 N/A

GR

Autism Spectrum Disorders 

Special Education Teachers, Preschool,
Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle & Secondary

N/A

 N/A

GR

Career Counseling

Educational, Vocational, & School Counselors 

N/A

 N/A

GR

Community College Faculty Preparation

Education Teachers

N/A

 N/A

GR

Educational Technolgoy 

Audio-Visual Collections Specialists,
Instructional Coordinators

N/A

 N/A

GR

Environmental Health &

Safety 

Epidemiologists, Environmental Scientists &
Specialists, Health Specialties Teachers,
Occupational Health & Safety Specialists
& Technicians

N/A

 N/A

GR

Gender & Women's Studies

Area, Ethnic, & Cultural Studies Teachers 

N/A

 N/A

GR

Geographic Information

Science

Managers, Cartographers & Photogrammetrists, Geography Teachers 

N/A

 N/A

GR

Historic Preservation 

Historians, Archivists

N/A

 N/A

GR

History 

Managers, Historians, History Teachers,
Secondary School Teachers 

N/A

 N/A

GR

Instructional Design

Instructional Coordinators, Instructional Designers & Technologists 

N/A

 N/A

GR

International Student Services 

Educational, Vocational & School Counselors

N/A

 N/A

GR

Leadership Studies

Management Analysts, Business Teachers 

N/A

 N/A

GR

Organizational Communication 

 

N/A

 N/A

GR

Complementary Health Care 

 

N/A

 N/A

GR

Nurse Administrator 

Medical & health Services Managers,
Clinical Nurse Specialists, Registered Nurses 

N/A

 N/A

GR

Nursing Education 

Nursing Instructors & Teachers

N/A

 N/A

GR

Primary Care Nurse Practitioner 

Clinical Nurse Specialists,
Nursing Instructors & Teachers, Registered Nurses  

N/A

 N/A

GR

Religious Studies 

Philosophy & Religion Teachers 

N/A

 N/A

GR

 Teaching ESOL

Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, & GED Teachers/Instructors

N/A

 N/A

 Last Modified 7/22/13