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Graduate Certificates

Advance Your Career with a Graduate Certificate

Graduate Certificates

Offered Online and On-Campus

Northwestern University graduate certificates offer professionals an opportunity to build essential skills and earn a targeted credential from a leading university. These certificate programs are ideal for those who want to build new skills early in their careers, change careers, or sample interdisciplinary academic subject matters. After earning your four-course certificate you may choose to continue your studies and apply credit to a related Northwestern University School of Professional Studies master’s degree program. 

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Analytics and Modeling

Build the foundational skills and knowledge needed to help organizations use data science to meet strategic goals, improve outcomes, or simply gain deeper understanding of their operations.

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Analytics Management

Develop the communication and management expertise needed to be a data-driven leader who can utilize models, analyses, and statistical data to improve business performance.

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Clinical Research

Gain an understanding of clinical trial design, drug development, and regulatory requirements in order to manage the facets of clinical research, whether developing and implementing clinical research protocols or overseeing GCP, compliance and financial matters.
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Communication with Data

Communication professionals can build the tools they need to work with data and data analysts to accurately and effectively convey complex data into images and stories.
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Content Strategy

Prepare for cross-functional and leadership communication roles by developing a deep and holistic understanding of today’s sophisticated digital media in order to lead the creation of memorable and engaging content.

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Data Engineering

Add to your data science, engineering, or computer science background by learning to utilize system-wide problem-solving skills, choose hardware systems, and build software systems for implementing models made by data analysts to scale in production systems.

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Esports

Develop a deep understanding of the esports landscape, the malleability to adapt to the continual shifts in the industry, and the skills to become a leader in this rapidly expanding sports business sector.
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Global Health Leadership

Build practical management and leadership skills in a larger ethical context to shape mission-driven work on global health equity and access projects.

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Health Data Science

Learn the unique complexities of handling health data while building the foundational data science skills (R programming, statistical analysis, data modeling) that are essential to many industries.

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Healthcare Industry

Study graduate-level health informatics and regulatory compliance courses to prepare for key roles in the U.S. healthcare system.
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Learning Design

Educators, corporate training professionals, online learning designers, librarians, and museum professionals can develop the tools needed to create meaningful and pedagogically sound learning experiences.
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Public Policy and Administration

Those interested in working in government, education, and nonprofit fields can build the skills needed to assess and analyze data relevant to policy creation and understand the systemic processes involved in policy implementation and administration.

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Regulatory Policy and Health Systems

Learn from industry experts how organizations implement and comply with healthcare and regulatory policy.
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Sports Analytics

Prepare for key positions in sports management and analytics by exploring analytics and modeling, probability theory, applied mathematics, statistics, and programming and their application in evaluating player and team performance and in sports team administration.
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Sports Communication

Prepare for careers in sports by building expertise in sports marketing and online communication strategy.
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