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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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Purdue Polytechnic Institute – Center for Professional Studies

If you’re looking to advance within the challenging, specialized world of aviation, Purdue’s Graduate Certificate in Aviation Safety Management will help you gain knowled ... [+]

Rolling Admissions - Accepting Applications Now

If you’re looking to advance within the challenging, specialized world of aviation, Purdue’s Graduate Certificate in Aviation Safety Management will help you gain knowledge to develop, lead, and execute effective aviation safety programs. Taught by professors with distinguished educational backgrounds and work experience in civilian aviation, military aviation and governmental roles, our industry-specific courses will prepare you for numerous aviation roles.

Economic forecasts suggest that a steady increase in traveling passenger and air cargo requirements will fuel a dramatic expansion of the aviation industry, and require a complete restructuring of the existing air transportation system architecture. This industry growth is generating a wide range of opportunities in the aviation industry for individuals who possess aviation and aerospace management skills such as managing risks, safety systems development, and related interdisciplinary skills.... [-]

USA West Lafayette
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 3 years
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
June 2019
Full-time
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
May 2019
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
June 2019
Full-time
1 - 2 years
Online
Royal Roads University

The Graduate Certificate in Change Management is for professionals working in or consulting with, organizations in all sectors who wish to expand their knowledge, skills, ... [+]

Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Change Management is for professionals working in or consulting with, organizations in all sectors who wish to expand their knowledge, skills, strategies, and expertise in the area of Change Management. Students will approach Change Management from a whole systems perspective and examine the processes and methodologies used for developing successful change management initiatives. Students will explore the capacity building and strategic alignment tools that drive measurable objectives within the context of Change Management and its influence and impact on organizational culture.

The aim of the certificate is to equip professionals with graduate-level applied, relevant, and theoretical expertise in leading and supporting individuals and organizations through change. The program focuses on the application of learning in areas such as:... [-]

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, ... [+]

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
August 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 5 years
Online
Texas Tech University Worldwide eLearning

The Youth Development Specialist Graduate Certificate is designed to assist youth professionals to train individuals in the second decade of life with the skills necessar ... [+]

Youth Development Graduate Certificate

The Youth Development Specialist Graduate Certificate is designed to assist youth professionals to train individuals in the second decade of life with the skills necessary for a successful transition into adulthood. The target audience is professionals who are either working directly with adolescents and young adults or are involved in education and research related to youth. Great Plains IDEA is the only alliance of public universities to offer a youth specialist certificate completely online. The program addresses the need for advanced education in youth issues and does so through a strengths-based curriculum.

Program Overview

This program is the only online degree which focuses solely on youth development. Students will become immersed in a strengths-based curriculum, an approach which is in high demand nationwide, and learn a methodology which supports youth, enabling them to become socially, emotionally, and cognitively competent adults.... [-]

USA USA Online
September 2019
Full-time
Online
University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

Do you want to become an expert in community health? USQ’s Graduate Certificate of Health (Community Health) is designed for health professionals who want to learn the th ... [+]

Become a specialist in community health

Do you want to become an expert in community health? USQ’s Graduate Certificate of Health (Community Health) is designed for health professionals who want to learn the theory and practical components of community health. With the knowledge and skills gained from this degree, health professionals will be able to analyze and address human health and social well-being issues within a community health framework.

Further study

After completing the Graduate Certificate of Health, you have the option to take the credit from your studies and go on to complete the Graduate Diploma of Health or the Master of Health.

Career outcomes

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Australia Australia Online
July 2019
Full-time
Part-time
6 months
Online
Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA Connect)

The Certificate in Public Budgeting and Financial Management is a 15 credit hour program for those seeking graduate training in the fundamentals of budgeting and finance ... [+]

Build your basis in budgeting and finance for government and nonprofit organizations

The Certificate in Public Budgeting and Financial Management is a 15 credit hour program for those seeking graduate training in the fundamentals of budgeting and finance for government and nonprofit organizations. It is designed for pre-career students, including graduate students in other disciplines who seek to additional capacity-building in their educational program, and for in-service professionals who seek additional expertise in their work or who plan to change their professional roles. The program is for those who wish to acquire additional knowledge and skills in public financial management and control, governmental or nonprofit accounting, and public expenditure planning, management, and fiscal control. The program can be completed in one year, but like all SPEA programs, the curriculum is challenging. The upside is that your hard work will prepare you for a better, more satisfying career. ... [-]

USA Bloomington
August 2019
Full-time
Online
EC Council University

EC-Council University’s Graduate Certificate Program focuses on the competencies necessary for information assurance professionals to become managers, directors and CIOs. ... [+]

Graduate Certificate Program Digital Forensics Disaster Recovery Executive Information Assurance Information Security Professional IT Analyst

EC-Council University’s Graduate Certificate Program focuses on the competencies necessary for information assurance professionals to become managers, directors, and CIOs. Students will experience not only specialized technical training in a variety of IT security areas, but they will also acquire an understanding of organizational structure and behavior, the skills to work within and across that organizational structure, and the ability to analyze and navigate its hierarchy successfully. Each certificate targets skills and understandings specific to particular roles in the IT security framework of an organization. The certificates can be taken singly or as a progressive set of five–each building on the one before it to move students from IT practitioner skill levels to IT executive skill levels.... [-]

USA USA Online
September 2019
Full-time
Online
Columbia Southern University

Columbia Southern University's certificate program is designed to allow you to complete your studies in the comfort of your home at a self-determined pace that enables yo ... [+]

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.

Graduate Certificate Programs

Students select four courses (12 semester credit hours) from a graduate concentration to earn a graduate level certificate in the concentration area.

Curriculum

MBA 6841 - Public Budgeting MBA 6851 - Administration of Public Institutions MBA 6861 - Public Policies MBA 6871 - Public Finances/Legislative Process

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USA Orange Beach
September 2019
Part-time
Online
Benedictine University

The courses will equip you with the essential abilities needed from a public health standpoint to prepare for and prevent disasters, assess risk, communicate with organiz ... [+]

The Emergency Preparedness certificate can be earned in conjunction with your Master’s or as a stand-alone Graduate Certificate. The courses will equip you with the essential abilities needed from a public health standpoint to prepare for and prevent disasters, assess risk, communicate with organizations and populations, make decisions and take action according to established models and practices, and aid in the recovery process. Upon completion of the program you will be able to: - Coordinate or implement programs and plans related to emergency preparedness, response, and/or recovery - Assist states or communities to plan and implement community development programs for emergency and disaster management - Assist with the development of educational and training materials for disaster-relief initiatives - Provide summaries and progress reports to senior level management and program directors - Provide support to law enforcement, fire safety services and other public safety agencies that deal with disaster planning ... [-]

USA Lisle Chicago
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
32 weeks
Online
UMaineOnline (University of Maine)

This program will provide an important and innovative skill-set for archivists in many fields that prepare them to address data and material management issues while posit ... [+]

General Overview Graduate Certificate in Digital Curation

There is a growing need in many areas of the public and private sector for a better understanding of and training in Digital Curation, defined as the selection, preservation, maintenance, and archiving of digital resources. This program will provide an important and innovative skill-set for archivists in many fields that prepare them to address data and material management issues while positioning them and their business or institution for the future. The Digital Curation curriculum offers students the opportunity to complete a course of study leading to a certificate or to choose individual courses most relevant to their interests and career. The curriculum’s wide-spectrum approach to the subject of collection management in the digital age may be especially appealing to small-scale institutions, whose staff is often required to offer both cultural and technical support. The curriculum’s conceptual trajectory traces the stages that a curator might follow when caring for an artifact and its data, from initial acquisition to long-term preservation. The program draws from faculty expertise in a range of disciplines, including new media, history, art history, computer science, and library science. Educational Objectives: Students develop expertise in the following areas:... [-]

USA Orono
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
Online
Regent University School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship

The Certificate of Graduate Studies in Leadership is offered via the Internet from start to completion. No on-campus residency is required. ... [+]

The Certificate of Graduate Studies in Leadership is offered via the Internet from start to completion. No on-campus residency is required. Students interact and attend classes online through threaded discussions, e-mail, audio and video computer-based presentations and electronic information access. Conducted online, the Certificate of Graduate Studies in Leadership uses autonomous learning methods that require students to learn independently, but not alone.

Degree Requirements

The maximum timeframe for completing the program is five years. However, we have seen many students complete the program within a much shorter period of time. The CGS leadership development program is a 15-credit-hour graduate-level certificate designed to enhance a person's leadership abilities and provide practical application of values-based leadership within a variety of organizations.... [-]

USA Virginia Beach
September 2019
Part-time
Online
Algonquin College

If you are interested in joining the growing field of forensic accounting and fraud investigations, this Ontario College Graduate Certificate program provides you with th ... [+]

Our Program

If you are interested in joining the growing field of forensic accounting and fraud investigations, this Ontario College Graduate Certificate program provides you with the professional skills and practical techniques to detect and prevent fraud in today's business world. Learn how to investigate and analyze financial evidence, apply computer techniques to investigations, and understand the theories of ethics and criminology.

Graduates may find employment in the public or private sector in a variety of areas including fraud and economic loss quantification, expert witness testimony, criminal investigations and the rapidly evolving area of computer fraud.

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Canada Ottawa
January 2020
Online