Gainful Employment Programs
Thomas University’s degree and certificate programs are grounded in our not-for-profit liberal arts based mission. Any undergraduate or graduate degree program prepares students for diverse professional employment opportunities as well as for further graduate study.
For this reason, and in accordance with the definitions provided by the United States Department of Education and the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, Thomas University degree and certificate programs are not considered “Gainful Employment” programs which require federal reporting of graduates’/completers’ employment and income.
Thomas University certificate programs broaden students’ understanding and capability in an area of study within our not-for-profit liberal arts based mission; they do not prepare a student for entry into an occupation. At 12 total credits, certificate programs are not eligible for Title IV financial aid.
Thomas University’s Teacher Certification programs require a set of coursework put forward by the university to the Georgia Professional Standards Commission for certification awarded by the State of Georgia. Thomas University awards the Education degree while the State grants certification.