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    May 25, 2024  
Draft 2024-2025 Catalog 
    
Draft 2024-2025 Catalog

Estate Planning Graduate Certificate


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Program Information


The Graduate Certificate in Estate Planning 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. GGU’s courses qualify for CPE (for California CPAs and Enrolled Agents) and for CLE (for California attorneys).

See Certificate Program Admission Policies  for admission requirements.

All courses must be completed at Golden Gate University with a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00 (“B” average) or better in courses taken at Golden Gate University that are applicable to the program’s requirements. See Graduate Student Academic Standing Standards  for more information.

Course prerequisites are indicated in the course description for each course and must be satisfied prior to enrolling in a given course. Prerequisites may be satisfied through transfer of equivalent coursework from external institutions or by taking the courses at GGU.

Graduate Certificate/Credential Proficiencies


Graduate Writing Proficiency Requirement

Students are expected to possess proficiency in writing to ensure they can be successful in their course of study. Students meet this requirement by satisfying one of the screening criteria listed under the Graduate Writing Proficiency Requirement .

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