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Certificate Programs

Choose from programs in a range of subjects and formats.

Advance your career or prepare for advanced study.

SPS offers a wide range of certificate programs for those who want to enhance their skillset or explore a new subject without the commitment of a full degree program. Programs are offered in a number of formats. Browse within program types or search all certificate programs using the filters below.

Professional Development

Choose from day, evening, and online programs in wide range of areas such as analytics, technology, finance, and project management. These noncredit programs range from single-day sessions to longer, multi-course formats. 

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Programs for career advancement graduate school preparation. Many students use these programs to strengthen their transcript, show recent academic success and secure letters of recommendation from Northwestern faculty.

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Advanced Graduate Study

A unique opportunity for targeted study in a field for individuals who already hold a graduate degree. Each certificate is designed around a specialized area of focus, allowing students to explore new trends in their field, prepare for doctoral study, or refresh their skills in advance of a career change.

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