Austin Peay State University defines a certificate program as a credit bearing stand-alone program. These certificate programs may be developed at the Graduate or Undergraduate level and departments are able to propose two different types of certificates:
Certificates requiring 24 credit hours or less
Certificates requiring greater than 24 credit hours
Certificate programs which require any Undergraduate coursework , will be classified by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission as an Undergraduate Certificate. A Graduate level certificate may not include any coursework below the 5000 level.