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Graduate Certificates

Accelerate Your Career with a Graduate Certificate from UWF.

Graduate certificates provide a quick, cost-effective option for advancing your education level. Our accredited programs and expert-led courses are perfectly suited for those who wish to enhance their resume or build skills in a shorter amount of time than a traditional graduate degree program.

Graduate certificates are awarded in as little as 12 months and many can lead directly into a master's program. The small number of required courses make these programs ideal for those who want to improve their knowledge and gain new credentials quickly.

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To apply, complete the Graduate Non-Degree Seeking application and select the appropriate certificate in the academic interest section.

Significant career benefits of earning a graduate certificate include:

  • A competitive advantage in the job market
  • Graduate degree program preparation without the full commitment up front
  • The potential for an increase in pay
  • The opportunity to gain specialized knowledge in unique areas
Accountancy

12 credit hours / Online

  • Boost your employment prospects with the advanced accounting knowledge needed to move forward in accounting and related professions
  • Satisfies Florida state requirements for accounting-specific courses needed to sit for the CPA exam and pursue licensure
  • Accredited by AACSB International
Acquisition and Contract Administration

9 credit hours / Online

  • Build a solid foundation for a rewarding career in public sector purchasing and acquisition administration
  • Curriculum aligns with the MSA in Public Administration
Applied Behavior Analysis - BCaBA Course Sequence

18 credit hours / Online

  • Use the science of behavior to improve the lives of individuals through applications in education, business, healthcare and many other focuses
  • ABAI-verified courses will prepare you for BCaBA Certification
Business Analytics

12 credit hours / Online

  • Learn the role of analytics as a data-driven decision toolbox for managers in various business environments
  • Expertly compile and present effective recommendations derived from analytical models
  • Accredited by AACSB International
Business Foundations

12 credit hours / Campus & Online

  • Develop or renew your foundational business skills to support existing or anticipated responsibilities in your career
  • Satisfies foundational proficiency requirements needed to start the MBA program
  • Accredited by AACSB International
Cybersecurity

12 credit hours / Online

  • Become a leader in the protection of data assets and analysis of potential cyber threats and vulnerabilities to systems and networks
  • Curriculum aligns with the MS in Cybersecurity
Data Science

12 credit hours / Campus & Online

  • Learn the in-demand statistical, modeling and computational skill sets in business needed to thrive as a statistician, data analyst or business intelligence professional in a wide range of industries
  • Curriculum aligns with the MS in Data Science
Entrepreneurship

9 credit hours / Campus & Online

  • Learn about the development of entrepreneurial ideas under the mentorship of successful entrepreneurs
  • Prepare to lead new business ventures, propose plans and manage outcomes
  • Accredited by AACSB International
Executive Communication

12 credit hours / Campus

  • Advanced training in leadership communication 
  • Learn to engage successfully in ethical leadership, workplace morale and innovation, data gathering and analysis and strategic message design and delivery
  • Curriculum aligns with the MA in Strategic Communication and Leadership
Geographic Information Science

12 credit hours / Online

  • Gain the tools and skills needed to improve your current work or to become marketable as a GIS technician, GIS analyst and GIS manager in several industries
  • Satisfies foundation requirements needed for the MS in GIS Administration
Health Communications Leadership

12 credit hours / Campus

  • Prepare for leadership positions in healthcare communication
  • Multiple electives to choose from allow you to tailor the curriculum to your career objectives
  • Curriculum aligns with the MA in Strategic Communication and Leadership
Health Informatics

12 credit hours / Online

  • Learn how to translate healthcare data and turn it into reportable metrics using data analysis and programming techniques
  • Courses provide in-demand skills for future health informaticists or health professionals seeking career advancement
Historic Preservation

19 credit hours / Campus

  • Acquire the advanced skills and knowledge necessary to function as a professional in a wide variety of fields pertaining to historic preservation and cultural resource management
  • Designed primarily for students currently enrolled, completed or meet the program admission standards for the MA in History or Historical Archaeology
Hospitality and Tourism Leadership

9 credit hours / Campus

  • Gain the expertise needed to effectively analyze key elements of a complex global hospitality and tourism problem or opportunity and present a defensible recommendation
  • Curriculum covers strategic leadership, financial analysis and a service marketing experience all within the context of the global hospitality industry
  • Accredited by AACSB International
Human Performance Technology

12 credit hours / Online

  • Learn how to apply research-based best practices to identify organizational performance improvement challenges and opportunities as a business operations specialist, management analyst or training and development specialist in many industries
  • Curriculum aligns with the MEd in Instructional Design & Technology
Human Resources Management

12 credit hours / Online

  • Study the complex relationships between human resources and organizational hierarchy
  • Build the in-demand skills needed to advance to leadership positions in human resources or pursue advanced degrees in business and administration
  • Accredited by AACSB International
Information Security Management

12 credit hours / Online

  • Gain expert knowledge on how to identify potential threats, design mitigation plans and identify the ethical dilemmas that occur in the context of cybersecurity
  • Designed for working professionals who seek career advancement or leadership positions in information security
  • Accredited by AACSB International
Managing Sustainability and Resiliency

9 credit hours / Online

  • Gain a focused knowledge base and skill set necessary to develop and apply sustainability and resiliency policies and strategies in public service agency management and administration roles
  • Curriculum aligns with the MSA in Public Administration
Public Health—Emergency Management and Infection Control

18 credit hours / Online

  • Advance in a public health career focused on disaster response and disease control in a wide variety of industries
  • Gain a strong knowledge of public health core principles as well as how to monitor the progression of infectious diseases in society, identify and fight bioterrorism attacks, develop plans for large-scale emergencies and interact with the public regarding these issues
Public Health—Environmental and Occupational Health

18 credit hours / Online

  • Advance your public health career in environmental and public health
  • Competency-based curriculum provides a well-rounded foundation of public health knowledge with specialized coursework in occupational safety, industrial hygiene, disease monitoring, environmental toxicology and risk management
Social Media for Public Relations & Advertising

12 credit hours / Campus

  • Master skills and knowledge to excel in the integrated communication industry, which includes positions in public relations, internal communication, and brand management
  • Curriculum aligns with the MA in Strategic Communication and Leadership
Supply Chain Logistics Management

9 credit hours / Campus & Online

  • Identify crucial improvements and opportunities to increase efficiency and value with an international perspective that ensures that you are prepared for a global marketplace
  • Earn additional credentials to improve your employment prospects in a variety of related careers
  • Accredited by AACSB International
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

15 credit hours / Online

  • Prepare to teach English as an additional language in a variety of settings in the United States and overseas
  • Curriculum is grounded in the five domains of TESOL adopted by the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) and based on recommendations by the International TESOL Organization
  • Licensed Florida teachers who complete this program may apply for ESOL Endorsement with the FLDOE

Completing a Graduate Certificate Application is Quick and Easy!

To apply for a graduate certificate program, please complete the Graduate Non-Degree Seeking application, and select the appropriate certificate in the academic interest section.