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A graduate certificate is obtained by students who have received more training after earning an undergraduate degree. By obtaining this valuable training and extra help, individuals can advance in their careers and pursue higher levels of employment.

Students who pursue a Master generally spend one to two years in the enhanced study of their chosen field. This program is taken after receiving a bachelor’s degree, and available areas of study include science, law, technology, finance, social sciences and the arts.

The United States of America is a large country in North America, often referred to as the "USA", the "US", the "United States", "America", or simply "the States". American colleges are funded by "tuition" charged to the student, which is often quite expensive, very commonly reaching into the tens of thousands of dollars per year.

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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
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3 years
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University Of Maryland Baltimore

As a student in the program, you will increase your understanding of intercultural competence and the necessary tools for working across cultural difference. Graduates of ... [+]

This extremely relevant 13-credit graduate certificate in Intercultural Leadership uses online and in-person facilitation to build on existing competencies by exploring attitudes and perceptions of self and others and applying this knowledge to practical situations.

As a student in the program, you will increase your understanding of intercultural competence and the necessary tools for working across cultural difference. Graduates of this program will have an increased ability to engage in the practical application of strategies to positively influence the climate for diversity within their organization.

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

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USA Baltimore
August 2020
Full-time
Part-time
9 - 36 months
Online & Campus Combined
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 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 3 years
Online
Madonna University

The graduate certificate in Online Instruction provides a theoretical and practical basis for developing online instruction in a variety of settings, including higher edu ... [+]

Why Study Online Instruction at Madonna University? Gain essential knowledge of instruction in online environments The certificate can be completed in one calendar year Learn from faculty members who are experts in the field Can transition directly into the MAT in Online Teaching and eLearning, if desired Program Overview

The graduate certificate in Online Instruction provides a theoretical and practical basis for developing online instruction in a variety of settings, including higher education and corporate training. Structured with the adult learner in mind, the certificate allows students to explore online pedagogy and instructional design principles to develop courses and training dedicated to the online environment. Students will also develop an understanding of the ethical and legal standards of online teaching and eLearning.... [-]

USA Livonia
September 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Madonna University

Recommended for professionals who wish to enhances their skills as licensed counselors/therapists, or to supplement an existing degree in health and human services, this ... [+]

Why Study Bereavement, Trauma, and Loss at Madonna University? Gain knowledge of the latest theory and an understanding of unique aspects of grief counseling Develop specific skills involving integrative treatment modalities Remain current on research and trends related to trauma, loss, and grief Learn from faculty members who are experts in the field Learn from anywhere you have an internet connection – you can complete this degree in the classroom or 100% online Program Overview

Recommended for professionals who wish to enhances their skills as licensed counselors/therapists, or to supplement an existing degree in health and human services, this certificate serves as a toolkit for those working with grieving individuals and families who have experienced traumatic loss or significant life-changing events, and need support and validation in the process of healing. The certificate counts as a cognate for students pursuing the master's degree in hospice and palliative studies at Madonna. If you have completed your bachelor's degree you may apply to earn this certificate through the Graduate School.... [-]

USA Livonia Gaylord Charter Township of Clinton
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
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Kennesaw State University

The Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Ethics is a 15-hour graduate study program designed to prepare students for ethical leadership in a variety of ways. It offers ... [+]

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The Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Ethics is a 15-hour graduate study program designed to prepare students for ethical leadership in a variety of ways. It offers a unique opportunity for graduate students to explore the interface and interdependence of leadership and ethics.

This program develops ethically sound leaders who embrace a global perspective, develop people and teams, steward societal resources, understand organizational strategy, and lead with integrity.

The program includes rich learning experiences for students who, upon completion of the program, will demonstrate an increasing capacity to:

Develop a team approach to problem solving Create and sustain an ethical culture through collaborative processes Provide human resource development opportunities in a global context Demonstrate leadership, decision-making, and change management skills Improve the quality of ethical leadership through application of strong theoretical and practice foundations ... [-]
USA Kennesaw
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Full-time
15 hours
Online & Campus Combined
Kennesaw State University

The Graduate Certificate in SWE assumes that students have a significant background in computing. It both deepens and broadens their knowledge of computing, and prepares ... [+]

Graduate Certificate in Software Engineering

The Graduate Certificate in SWE assumes that students have a significant background in computing. It both deepens and broadens their knowledge of computing, and prepares them for positions of more responsibility in the computing industry, as well as for further postgraduate studies. Students interested in the Graduate Certificate will typically not have a first degree in computing.

Admission Requirements A bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering or Computer Science or a closely related field (or a bachelor’s degree with professional competence and knowledge equivalent to a Computer Science degree.) A bachelor’s degree in any field with work experience relevant to this Certificate. (Students in this category would have to take substantial additional course work to get ready for this certificate, and would be advised to take the Graduate Certificate in Software Engineering Foundations first.) Program Requirements ... [-]
USA Kennesaw
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Kennesaw State University

The Graduate Certificate in SWE Foundations assumes that students do not have a significant background in computing. It both deepens and broadens their knowledge of compu ... [+]

Graduate Certificate in Software Engineering Foundations

The Graduate Certificate in SWE Foundations assumes that students do not have a significant background in computing. It both deepens and broadens their knowledge of computing, and prepares them for positions of more responsibility in the computing industry, as well as for further postgraduate studies. Students interested in the Graduate Certificate will typically not have a first degree in computing.

If you are interested in finding out more about our Graduate Certificate in Software Engineering Foundations or the Master of Science in Software Engineering, please contact the MSSWE program director Dr. Paola Spoletini by email.... [-]

USA Kennesaw Marietta
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Full-time
Campus
Kennesaw State University

Information security is one of the fastest-growing areas in information technology and information management. It is the foundation of enterprise decision-making and reli ... [+]

Graduate Certificate in IT Security

Information security is one of the fastest-growing areas in information technology and information management. It is the foundation of enterprise decision-making and reliable business processes. This program prepares students for a variety of positions such as information security officer, security manager, operational manager, systems and network manager, legal professional, risk manager, and information professional. Information security is especially important in banking and finance, public health, health care, and other highly-regulated industries. Those who complete the program successfully will be prepared in security awareness, incident response to system compromise, defense strategies, configuration management, and legal issues.... [-]

USA Kennesaw
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Kennesaw State University

The department offers certification programs at both undergraduate and graduate levels, which serve students interested in developing expertise and credentials in the exc ... [+]

Certification in High-Performance Cluster Computing

The department offers certification programs at both undergraduate and graduate levels, which serve students interested in developing expertise and credentials in the exciting areas of High-Performance Computing Cluster (HPCC Systems®), and Big Data Analytics using LexisNexis® Risk Solutions Inc. technologies.

Each certification program develops expertise in High-Performance Computing and Big Data Analytics through a sequence of courses, which may be completed online. Both need a solid foundation in programming skills and an understanding of mathematics and statistics. The graduate certificate includes more theory and mathematical foundations, but both certifications are designed for the practitioner and may be included within a degree program or completed as a stand-alone certificate.... [-]

USA Kennesaw
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3 semesters
Online
Kennesaw State University

The Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Foundations is aimed at individuals who hold an accredited bachelor’s degree in an area unrelated to computing bu ... [+]

Graduate Certificate in IT Foundations

The Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Foundations is aimed at individuals who hold an accredited bachelor’s degree in an area unrelated to computing but who would like to transition into a Master’s program in Information Technology or obtain an entry-level position in the industry. Students who obtain the certificate have skills and knowledge in the areas of programming, web development, database systems, system administration and information assurance and security. All the courses in the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Foundations are offered both face-to-face and online. No Credit by Examination or course substitution.... [-]

USA Kennesaw
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Kennesaw State University

The Graduate Certificate in Data Management and Analytics Program is designed for IT professionals who have a bachelor’s degree in computing field to advance their ... [+]

Graduate Certificate in Data Management and Analytics Stand-Alone and Embedded

The Graduate Certificate in Data Management and Analytics Program is designed for IT professionals who have a bachelor’s degree in computing field to advance their knowledge in the field of Data Management and Analytics, especially the technologies and systems supporting large-scale business data processing. Prior knowledge in system development, database systems, and web development are required. Students who don’t have the required knowledge will be required to take the following IT foundation courses: IT 5413, IT 5433, and IT 5443. Currently enrolled MSIT students can use all certificate courses toward MSIT electives.... [-]

USA Kennesaw
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Kennesaw State University

The MSCS program serves two audiences: the student of computer science with a research-oriented program; and the industry practitioner with an applied program. ... [+]

Graduate Certificate in Computer Science Foundations

The MSCS program serves two audiences: the student of computer science with a research-oriented program; and the industry practitioner with an applied program. In order to serve these two audiences, the program has a thesis option, a variety of applied tracks, an Interdisciplinary Study option, and a Technology Commercialization option. This graduate certificate serves the practitioner with a foundation-building graduate certificate for the student without an undergraduate degree in the discipline.

The Graduate Certificate in CS Foundations develops a breadth of knowledge across the computer science discipline, necessary to sustain graduate study in computer science. The MS CS Admissions Committee may optionally conditionally admit applicants lacking foundational knowledge in computer science, with the requirement to complete this certificate program.... [-]

USA Kennesaw
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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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Kennesaw State University

The Department of Systems & Industrial Engineering offers a graduate level Certificate in Six Sigma Green Belt for those individuals with an undergraduate degree from ... [+]

Graduate Certificate in Quality Assurance ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Department of Systems & Industrial Engineering offers a graduate-level Certificate in Six Sigma Green Belt for those individuals with an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution. Coursework completed in the certificate program will be credited to the student's official transcript as regular academic coursework counting for graduate credit. Admission to the Certificate program does not in any way qualify a student for admission to a graduate program.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Online Graduate Application - There is a non-refundable $60 application fee. Transcripts - Official transcripts from EACH College and/or ... [-]
USA Kennesaw
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