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Graduate Certificates

Keep pace with the latest advances in your field. Develop new skills and insights. Discover how Northeastern University’s global network of active, committed professionals keeps you Networked for Advancement. Plus, apply your certificate credits to the related Northeastern master’s degree program when the time is right! Students can steadily build out their knowledge and skill set to take their career in the direction that works best for them.  

We offer graduate certificate programs—online and on-campus—aligned with industry and career demands, enabling Seattle working professionals to keep pace with the latest advances and practices in their industry. View programs offered through the Seattle campus below or click here to see all of Northeastern’s graduate certificate programs.

Graduate Certificate in Adult and Organizational Learning
From globalization to technology, economic volatility to talent management, there is an increasing need to educate today’s workforce for competitive advantage. To meet these needs, trainers, executive development professionals, human resource managers, and educators must stay current in adult and...
Graduate Certificate in Security and Resilience Studies
Northeastern University’s Graduate Certificate in Security and Resilience Studies will help students develop the critical thinking skills needed to address a broad range of transnational risks impacting the build and natural environment, and discover the principles, policies, and strategies required to...
Graduate Certificate in Construction Management
In the last 10-20 years, construction in both the public and private sector has become increasingly complex, requiring construction and project managers to have a stronger skill base to be successful in acquiring and executing projects. The Construction Management Graduate...
Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics
Northeastern’s Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics helps you stay current and competitive in your future career. It is an interdisciplinary program in which you build core knowledge in data mining, analysis, and the methods to communicate results in a meaningful way—critical...
Graduate Certificate in Game Design
Individuals interested in earning a Graduate Certificate in Game Design must complete five 12-week courses. The Graduate Certificate in Game Design is ideal for: Tech industry professionals who want to expand their skill set to include game design and programming...
Graduate Certificate in Global Studies and International Relations
The Graduate Certificate in Global Studies and International Relations is designed to provide students with the skills and training necessary to analyze, research, and evaluate a topic of interest in a global location. Overall, the program curriculum focuses on the...
Graduate Certificate in Health Management
Projections for the healthcare industry state that job growth will remain above average into the next decade. The needs of an aging population along with the increased human life cycle are just some of the factors contributing to this growth....
Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Administration
The Higher Education Administration Certificate is designed to provide participants with an overall understanding of managerial concepts as well as the operational and strategic concepts that lead to effective administration. This program is best suited for individuals seeking mid-to-senior level...
Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management
In today’s multifaceted organizations, human resource professionals must respond to the growing challenges of regulatory compliance, complex benefit plans, and training and motivating employees. The Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management fosters a deep understanding of organizational development and effective...
Graduate Certificate in Information Security Management
Information security is a management issue with global business implications. To succeed in today’s network economy requires more than simply a focus on information technology (IT) issues. Succeeding also requires a focus on security strategy and management. IT security governance...
Graduate Certificate in Leadership
Today’s cross-functional teams and organizations require a leadership style that capitalizes on the collective expertise and capabilities of the group. The development and mastery of collaborative leadership skills are not typically part of one’s focused discipline preparation, hence leadership requires...
Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management
Facing the threat of privatization and for-profit competition, nonprofit organizations are challenged to find leaders who not only possess keen business and managerial skills, but can also effect change at a community or social level. The Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit...
Graduate Certificate in Organizational Communication
The study of organizational communication focuses on the dynamics of communication in complex organizations, for the purpose of learning how individuals within such organizations can become effective communicators. Whether the context of such communication is meetings or professional presentations, communicating...
Graduate Certificate in Project Management
Companies succeed or fail based on their ability to bring quality products and services to market in a timely manner. Without skilled project managers in place, companies are challenged to deliver projects on time, on budget, and according to specifications....