Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Graduate Gemologist diploma the same, whether earned on campus or through Distance Education?


The Graduate Gemologist diploma represents the completion of the program requirements. The program requirements for the on-campus Graduate Gemologist program is different from the Distance Education program. For specific details regarding the program requirements, please refer to the GIA Education Catalog.

Another difference will be the address on the Graduate Gemologist diploma. When you complete your Graduate Gemologist program, the diploma will have the address of the specific campus that you attended.

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