Graduate Microcredentials

5830.1 Graduate Microcredentials Definition

Graduate Microcredentials are:

  1. Small components of learning that occurs through a change in knowledge, skill, or competency;
  2. Short term learning experiences;
    1. Credit-bearing experiences are less than a graduate certificate;
    2. Non-credit bearing experiences’ length can be determined by the respective university;
  3. Documented or transcripted so that the learner can provide evidence of the learning experience;
  4. Reviewed, validated, or verified using the local university’s approval process to ensure appropriate graduate level learning outcomes;
  5. Taught by graduate-level faculty if the experience is credit-bearing.

For information regarding curricular approval of microcredential programs, see Policy 4245 and Policy 5010.

Graduate microcredentials at Wright State University may consist of up to 8 semester hours. They may include non-credit-bearing trainings, which are subject to approval by the Provost, managed by the Office of the Registrar, and overseen by faculty of the microcredential’s designated unit. Fees for non-credit-bearing trainings will be arranged through the Office of Financial Operations, in consultation with both the Provost and Registrar.

Courses taken as part of a microcredential are subject to academic and residency requirements per Policy 5810 and Policy 5820. If not otherwise prohibited, courses taken as part of a microcredential may be applied (double-counted) to a subsequent or concurrently awarded degree program of study without penalty. Conversely, courses taken as part of a completed two-

or four-year program may be counted towards a microcredential. Students must request the microcredential be awarded before degree completion (per Policy 5810.2).

Microcredentials that are not part of a degree program may not be eligible for financial aid.