Online Graduate and Undergraduate Certificate Programs

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UC certificate programs are offered for college credit or for the knowledge and/or professional recognition that results from the completion of a body of work.

The University of Cincinnati Online offers undergraduate and graduate certificates that enable professionals to pursue their career goals, gain a deeper knowledge of their field, and expand their areas of expertise. A professional certificate can help facilitate a career change, as well as open the door to leadership roles and managerial positions.

These certificates can also be used as college credit towards a degree or can serve as professional development opportunities to develop additional and valuable skills. Professional certificates can increase your job opportunities by expanding your skillset and indicating your dedication to potential employers.

To enroll in a program, students must have either already obtained a degree or be in the process of earning their degree. To learn the specific entry requirements, please visit each unique program page.

Online Graduate Certificates

With programs from seven different schools within the university, UC Online offers many graduate certificates that can open the door to leadership roles within your chosen field.

The College of Allied Health Sciences offers seven certificates for graduate-level students interested in careers in the medical and health sciences field. Certain programs take an interdisciplinary approach with combined curriculums from the Lindner College of Business. Certificates include:

·       Animal Audiology

·       Health Care Administration

·       Health Care Finance

·       Health Care Operations

·       Health Care Policy and Regulation

·       Human Nutrition

·       Health Information Security

The Lindner College of Business provides seven graduate certificates for students interested in pursuing careers in business management, taxation, or healthcare-related business initiatives. The healthcare programs are held in conjunction with the College of Allied Health Sciences. Certificates include:

·       Business Foundations

·       Corporate Taxation

·       Individual Taxation

·       Health Care Administration

·       Health Care Finance

·       Health Care Operations

·       Health Care Policy and Regulation

·       Marketing


The College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services offers graduate certificates for professionals working within the field of education. Covering a broad spectrum of topics from autism to English as a second language, these programs are designed to empower teachers with enhanced educational skills. Certificates include:

·       Autism Spectrum Disorders

·       Behavioral Analysis

·       Blended and Online Learning and Teaching (BOLT)

·       Gifted Education

·       K-12 Reading Specialist

·       Medical Education (Curriculum & Instruction)

·       Postsecondary Literacy Instruction

·       PreK-12 Reading Instruction

·       Principal Licensure

·       STEM Teaching and Learning

·       Special Education Leadership

·       Transition to Work Concentration

·       Adult/International TESL

·       Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

The College of Engineering and Applied Science offers the Secondary Engineering Education certificate for teachers seeking to bring engineering into their classroom.

The College of Medicine provides an educational opportunity for medical research fellows, residents, and other qualified healthcare professionals through the Clinical and Translational Research certificate.

The highly-ranked College of Nursing offers post-graduate certificates in nursing education and a wide array of post-master’s nursing certificates.

The College of Pharmacy offers a selection of certificates for students interested in the pharmaceutical industry and its specific applications around the globe. Certificates include:

·       Cosmetic Science

·       Pharmacy Leadership

·       Global Regulatory Affairs in Drug Development

·       Clinical Trials Design and Research

Online Undergraduate Certificates

Forge a deeper understanding of your desired career path and establish yourself as a trusted practitioner in your field with an undergraduate certificate from UC Online.

The Clermont College certificates focus on the cutting edge of healthcare industry IT and administrative practices, for students who seek to help medical offices and hospitals adapt to the digital era. They include:

·       Health Care Privacy and Security

·       Health Care Technology Specialist

·       Physician Practice Management

·       Medical Biller/Coder

·       Software Productivity

The College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services offers undergraduate certificates that empower service-minded students to take on careers in law enforcement and social work, from substance abuse counseling to intelligence analysis. Certificates include:

·       Crime & Intelligence Analysis

·       Substance Abuse Prevention

·       Substance Abuse Counseling

·       Violence Prevention in Families, Schools, & Communities

Prepare for a new career or take the next step in your current one with UC Online’s certificate programs!

UC Online’s certificate programs can help you gain the skills and the confidence you need to launch the next stage of your career. Sound like the right choice for you? Request more information today.

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If you have any questions, please contact the program coordinator for more information.