Oct 15, 2019  
2019-2020 Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Catalog

Estate Planning Graduate Certificate


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Program Information


The graduate certificate in estate planning is a 12 unit program that provides practitioners with a broad-based education in the specialized field of estate planning. Designed and administered by attorneys and accountants who are estate planners, the courses in the certificate program will give students a solid foundation in federal tax law and relevant state law. Students will acquire the tools they need to advise clients on how to formulate, implement and revise estate plans. They will hone their skills on contemporary case studies, using the same legal documents they will encounter in practice. Our courses qualify for CPE (for California CPAs and Enrolled Agents) and for CLE (for California attorneys).

For further information regarding certificate completion requirements, see Degree Requirements for Graduate Programs . Please note that some courses taken as part of certificate programs will have prerequisites. These prerequisites must be satisfied (through transfer of equivalent coursework or through taking the courses at Golden Gate) before enrolling in the certificate courses. For further information, refer to Admission to Certificate Programs and Registering for Open Enrollment .

Graduate Certificate/Credential Proficiencies


Business Proficiency Requirement

Students admitted to this program are required to possess an understanding of U.S. business practices equivalent to BUS 201 Economic and Regulatory Essentials of U.S. Business . Completion of an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited university automatically fulfills this requirement. Those with at least two years of full-time professional work experience in the United States also automatically satisfy this requirement.  The dean or program director may waive this requirement after determining the students possesses the requisite knowledge.

This requirement must be completed in your first term, and you must have completed this requirement no later than your first nine units at GGU. A grade of C- or better is required for BUS 201 Economic and Regulatory Essentials of U.S. Business . However, graduate students must maintain a 3.00 (B) cumulative grade point average to remain in good standing.

Graduate Writing Proficiency Requirement

Students admitted to this graduate certificate program must meet the graduate writing proficiency requirement within their first term in the program by successfully passing the Graduate Writing Proficiency Exam or by completing ENGL 201 Graduate Writing  with a grade of B or better. See Graduate Writing Proficiency Requirement  for more information.

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