Graduate certificate programs consist of courses that help you develop career competency in a specialty area.
A certificate typically consists of four to eight courses which can be completed in a few semesters.
Unsure about pursuing a Master’s degree may choose to pursue a graduate certificate instead because they are more affordable and time to completion is faster. Often credits earned in a graduate certificate program can be transferred to a Master’s degree later if you so choose. Always check with the institution prior to starting a certificate program to verify that the courses will apply toward a graduate degree.
Consider a Graduate Certificate to.....
- Launch a new career
- Qualify for promotional opportunities and possible salary increases
- Re-tool your existing degree with more specialized credentials (i.e., adding a Digital Marketing certificate to your undergraduate Marketing degree)
- Meet state or national licensing requirements