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Online graduate certificate programs might offer a level of specificity equivalent to a degree program, or else provide a focused study of a particular subject. They can last anywhere from several days to a number of years.

What is an online graduate certificate? Online learning is available at many levels, from vocational training to advanced research positions. In fact, many subjects that require fieldwork are done at least partly through correspondence, and have been for quite some time. Today, one might expect to pursue courses in anything from education to sustainable energy at the graduate level online. A graduate certificate is often only granted to students who have completed coursework equaling that required by an undergraduate degree program. Regardless of entry requirements, students might do well to expect a challenging curriculum.

These certificate programs often offer unique opportunities to expand a student's network by giving access to experts in a field of interest. Some certificates might be eligible for conversion to a degree, but it is advisable to contact the administration at each prospective institution before assuming this is the case.

The cost of a graduate certificate often depends on several factors, such as the institution that offers the program. The topic of study, length of the course and even the country in which the institution is based might also change the tuition.

Statistically speaking, individuals with more advanced education tend to proceed further along their career paths. An online graduate certificate is an increasingly popular method by which students are pursuing their personal and professional goals. Graduate certificates may assist students in their goals to access higher levels in academia as well by lending credibility during admission processes for prestigious post-graduate programs, for example.

With the wide range of graduate studies offered through online certificate programs, continuing your education or advancing your career may be more accessible than you realized. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Truman State University

Complex data analysis is revolutionizing how we understand the world around us, and many companies are searching for talented professionals who can bring these skills to ... [+]

Overview 5 Online Courses 15 Credits 8-Week Terms Cost: $5,977.50 Prerequisites: Intro to Computer Science* & Basic Statistics* OR equivalents

*Available online during our Summer Session

Complex data analysis is revolutionizing how we understand the world around us, and many companies are searching for talented professionals who can bring these skills to the workplace. A Graduate Certificate in Data Science can give you the credentials you need to upgrade your skill set or explore a new field. And you don’t have to have a background in computer science or statistics to get started.

Our 15-credit Graduate Certificate in Data Science is a fully online program designed for the working adult with a college or graduate degree who wants to expand their skill set. Upon completion of our program, you will receive a notification on your transcript and a certificate you can display to showcase your skills.... [-]

USA Kirksville
August 2019
Full-time
1 year
Online
Catholic Distance University

Graduate certificates are perfect for those who are prepared to study theology at the graduate level but want the flexibility to focus their studies on an area of interes ... [+]

Graduate Certificates

Graduate certificates are perfect for those who are prepared to study theology at the graduate level but want the flexibility to focus their studies on an area of interest while keeping their options open.

The program is offered through the Graduate School of Theology, which has been named a Candidate for Accreditation by the Commission on Accrediting of The Association of Theological Schools. The CDU Graduate School of Theology aims to provide a transformative learning experience in the digital space and to develop leaders for the new evangelization in the 21st century. Graduate Certificates provide a deep, focused study of an aspect of theology at the graduate level. Credits earned are transferable to the MA degree program as students may decide later to pursue a full degree.... [-]

USA Charles Town
August 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
Online
University Of Maryland Baltimore

Students interested in Research Administration will have the opportunity to learn about the complex environment that supports academic research. This will include topics ... [+]

This unique 12-credit graduate certificate program is entirely online and can help advance your career in research administration.

Students interested in Research Administration will have the opportunity to learn about the complex environment that supports academic research. This will include topics such as historical and evolutionary perspectives, legal issues in research, contract management, and safeguarding confidential information. Many students interested in this degree will work in the following fields: data analysis, grant writing, clinical research, patient care, mental health, epidemiology, clinical trials, collaborations, personnel management, etc.

Applications for admission to the fall term are due by July 15.... [-]

USA Baltimore
August 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 3 years
Online
Purdue Polytechnic Institute – Center for Professional Studies

Gain knowledge of the foundations of construction management. This knowledge will help you apply the theories and principles of construction management to effectively ide ... [+]

Accepting Applications Now for Spring 2019

Gain knowledge of the foundations of construction management. This knowledge will help you apply the theories and principles of construction management to effectively identify, analyze, and manage construction operations within your organization.

With a graduate certificate from Purdue University, professionals will learn to analyze techniques for contemporary construction business practices including accounting and finance practice, legal obligations, rights and remedies pertaining to construction company bidding, contracts, and construction changes, risk management, and marketing theory and process.

The curriculum is designed to prepare qualified individuals for leadership positions in the construction industry, with emphasis on construction operations and company level management.... [-]

USA West Lafayette
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 3 years
Online
Kansas State University Global Campus

The graduate certificate in business administration provides an opportunity for students to gain basic business knowledge without having to participate in a full MBA prog ... [+]

Overview

The graduate certificate in business administration provides an opportunity for students to gain basic business knowledge without having to participate in a full MBA program.

Students will attain an understanding of the basic functional areas of business administration and how each contributes to an effective business organization. Students will learn how to analyze financial statements to determine a firm's performance and financial condition in relation to what matters most to shareholders and investors. They will also learn managerial strategy development using marketing theories and applied marketing research techniques.

Careers in Business Administration

Many career opportunities are available to graduates in business administration, including opportunities in corporate, financial and business sectors along with careers as an:... [-]

USA USA Online
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40 weeks
Online
University of Missouri Truman School of Public Affairs

An online graduate certificate in public management from MU will help you hone your administrative and managerial skills. If you want to lead policy change and promote tr ... [+]

Graduate Certificate: Public Management

An online graduate certificate in public management from MU will help you hone your administrative and managerial skills. If you want to lead policy change and promote transparency and fairness in public service, this may be the certificate for you.

This 12-hour graduate certificate provides the administrative skills for ethical, effective leadership and management roles in the public service.

Students who complete the certificate will be well positioned to begin or advance in a public service career, with many expecting to pursue management careers in state and local governments.

Course work covers

Budgeting and finances Hu... [-]
USA Columbia
August 2019
Full-time
1 - 2 years
Online
American University Online

American University's online Graduate Certificate in Sports Analytics and Management builds your strengths in emergent technologies and data analysis skills that sports o ... [+]

American University's online Graduate Certificate in Sports Analytics and Management builds your strengths in emergent technologies and data analysis skills that sports organizations are looking for as digital reshapes their industry. Take courses in the strategic management of sports organizations, sports analytics, and social engagement, and sports innovation to prepare you for a variety of roles in the industry needed for mobile technology, fantasy sports, e-sports gaming, and interactive spectatorship.

The curriculum was developed with input by a council of professional in the field who provided advice on competencies, standards and industry trends to ensure coursework is relevant and applicable to today's workplace.... [-]

USA Washington
September 2019
Part-time
9 - 15 months
Online
Royal Roads University

The Graduate Certificate in Project Management program will provide you with leading-edge instruction in project management best practices, project leadership, team dynam ... [+]

Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Project Management program will provide you with leading-edge instruction in project management best practices, project leadership, team dynamics and project negotiations. The curriculum delivers the progressive tools you need to contribute and thrive in this rapidly growing profession. Our combination of online and on-campus learning gives you the opportunity to further your education while keeping your current career on track.

Royal Roads University is a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.)® with the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. Project Management Professionals (PMP’s)® can earn Professional Development Units (PDU's) toward the maintenance of PMP® credential upon completion of this program.... [-]

Canada Victoria
September 2019
Full-time
6 months
Online & Campus Combined
University of Maryland, A. James Clark School of Engineering

Our electronic packaging Graduate Certificate in Engineering leverages the university's unique strength in reliability along with its expertise in electrical engineering, ... [+]

Top Graduate Certificates Online. Admission Requirements A bachelor's degree in engineering from an accredited institution. Completion of calculus I, II, and III and differential equations. Courses in thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and structural mechanics (equivalent of ENES220) are recommended. Completed applications are reviewed and considered for admission on a case-by-case basis. [-]
USA College Park
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 5 years
Online
Lewis University Online

In as little as 12 months, earn your Graduate Certificate in Organizational Leadership offered conveniently online at Lewis University. The program focuses on developing ... [+]

The online Graduate Certificate in Organizational Leadership is an 18-credit program that focuses on developing management and leadership skills to transform students into strategic leaders.

Accelerated Program: In just 12 months, you can earn your Graduate Certificate with the management and people-oriented skills you need to advance your career. 100% Online: All courses are offered in a convenient, flexible online format allowing you to earn your graduate certificate while balancing life's other responsibilities. Affordable Alternative: Career-driven professionals seeking advanced education on a smaller budget are ideal candidates for a certificate. Industry Versatility: Students ca... [-]
USA Romeoville
September 2019
Full-time
12 months
Online
Southern Cross University (Online)

The online Graduate Certificate in Business Law with Southern Cross University is a great first step for a business professional to start bridging their knowledge gap bet ... [+]

Graduate Certificate in Business Law online Develop your legal acumen in relation to business. Earn a postgraduate business law qualification in 8 months. Practical, real-world skills, applicable to your work immediately. 100% online, no on-campus commitments. Basic Information Duration: From 8 months, part-time Study periods: January, March, April, July, August, October Fees: $2930 per unit Units: 4 Confidently assess legal risk with Graduate Certificate in Business Law

In an increasingly disrupted world, there is a growing need for people who can help businesses navigate their way through obligations, opportunities and consequences.

The online Graduate Certificate in Business Law with Southern Cross University is a great first step for a business professional to start bridging their knowledge gap between business and law. The course will provide students with a thorough introduction to the legal institutions and processes which influence the ongoing development of Australian law, their history, context and contemporary relevance, and equips students with the skills necessary to find, interpret, critique and apply the law in relation to business.... [-]

Australia Australia Online
July 2019
Part-time
8 months
Online
University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

Would you like to add management and leadership skills to your technical engineering knowledge base? The Graduate Certificate of Advanced Engineering (Engineering Managem ... [+]

Blend your technical expertise with essential business and management skills

Would you like to add management and leadership skills to your technical engineering knowledge base? The Graduate Certificate of Advanced Engineering (Engineering Management) gives you the ability to manage complex engineering projects, products and services and opens a wider variety of career opportunities in the workforce.

Throughout the degree, which can be studied part-time and online, you will undertake courses in management of technological risk and asset management. You will also develop the analytical skills to evaluate innovations in technology, the technological impact and how to manage technological change.... [-]

Australia Australia Online
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Part-time
1 - 2 years
Online
Columbia Southern University

The hospitality and tourism industry currently represents the second largest employer in the United States. ... [+]

Columbia Southern University recognizes that there is a growing desire of many within the workforce for focused training in a professional specialization.

To meet this need, CSU offers Graduate Certificate Programs which fully utilize courses from the CSU degree concentrations.

The hospitality and tourism industry currently represents the second largest employer in the United States. With the aging baby boomer population, we are seeing an increased interest in leisure activities. CSU's degrees in hospitality and yourism prepares students for careers in a wide array of hospitality and tourism professions including lodging, conventions and destination services management, food service, travel and tourism, financial management and technology, and recreation related industries.... [-]

USA Orange Beach
September 2019
Part-time
Online
Kennesaw State University

The graduate certificate program in information security and assurance is designed for both technology and non-technology graduate students. ... [+]

Information Security and Assurance Certificate - Stand-Alone and Embedded

The graduate certificate program in information security and assurance is designed for both technology and non-technology graduate students. It encompasses four existing courses:

Courses required for certificate: (12 Credit Hours)

IS 8200 - Legal and Ethical Issues in Information Systems IS 8310 - Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance IS 8940 - Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Planning One elective as approved by the MSIS program director.

Note: Currently enrolled graduate students can only count 3 of the 4 courses toward their existing degree. Students in a graduate certificate can only count 3 courses toward a graduate program.... [-]

USA Kennesaw
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Full-time
Online
Alabama State University The Harold Lloyd Murphy Graduate School

Candidates for the AA Level, Ed.S in Library Education Media, come from various school library settings-- rural, urban and suburban. The AA candidates represent diverse e ... [+]

Candidates for the AA Level, Ed.S in Library Education Media, come from various school library settings-- rural, urban and suburban. The AA candidates represent diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. They bring to the course of study their expertise in the areas of collection development, curriculum support, technology integration, peer collaboration, media management, and legal issues. During the course of their professional studies, candidates engage in courses that enrich their research skills, assist in refining curriculum connections between the media center and the classroom, allow them to focus attention on legal issues related to school media programs, and foster growth in content areas. The required LEM courses engage candidates in reflective thinking as they discuss topics, engage in research, and design materials that demonstrate they are decision-makers. Candidates for the Ed. S. in Library Education Media may pursue one of two options: Thesis Option: In lieu of an internship, AA level candidates are required to participate in field-based action research. Education Specialists must complete two semesters of thesis research. The thesis must focus on a topic that promotes action in the area of the P-12 media center. It is a formal process that includes permission from the University Office of Institutional Research, a thesis committee, and a thesis oral defense. All candidates at the AA level must take a comprehensive exam after completing course requirements. Non-thesis Option: In lieu of an internship, AA level candidates are required to participate in field-based action research. This option requires the completion of two semesters... [-]

USA Montgomery
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Full-time
Part-time
1 year
Online