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Build your professional expertise with online certificate programs available across the Purdue University system. Our online undergraduate and graduate certificate programs are developed and delivered by respected faculty members and offer a convenient way to gain an advanced credential from one of our prestigious institutions. Whether you are a recent graduate or have many years of professional experience, completing an online certificate program from a university within the Purdue system can give you an edge in the workplace and job market.

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Online Certificate Programs

Purdue University West Lafayette is a Top 10 public university with online and hybrid programs.

Purdue University Fort Wayne offers online bachelor's degrees, minors and certificate programs with special accreditation from AACSB, ABET and CAEP.

Purdue University Global is an online university offering 175+ programs, including accelerated degree options and a range of concentrations.

  • Business and Economics
    • Graduate Certificate in Accounting

      Explore key accounting areas including accounting and financial reporting systems, business law, auditing techniques and cost accounting.

      • Total Credits: 16
      Upcoming Start Dates
      • Oct 28, 2020
      • Dec 16, 2020
      • Feb 3, 2021
      • Mar 24, 2021
      • May 5, 2021
      • Jun 23, 2021
    • Graduate Certificate in Human Resources

      This certificate program includes four courses focused on subjects such as employment and labor law, talent development and recruitment, and assessment models.

      • Total Credits: 16
      Upcoming Start Dates
      • Oct 28, 2020
      • Dec 16, 2020
      • Feb 3, 2021
      • Mar 24, 2021
      • May 5, 2021
      • Jun 23, 2021
    • Graduate Certificate in Project Management

      Study project initiation, project planning and execution, project cost and scheduling, and project risk, quality, and assessment. Gain a valuable credential and prepare for industry certifications.

      • Total Credits: 16
      Upcoming Start Dates
      • Oct 28, 2020
      • Dec 16, 2020
      • Feb 3, 2021
      • Mar 24, 2021
      • May 5, 2021
      • Jun 23, 2021
    • Human Resources Postbaccalaureate Certificate

      Explore the topics of employee recruitment, training and development, compensation and reward systems, and employment law. Gain a valuable credential and prepare for industry certifications.

      • Total Credits: 30
      Upcoming Start Dates
      • Oct 14, 2020
      • Nov 11, 2020
      • Dec 2, 2020
      • Jan 6, 2021
      • Feb 3, 2021
      • Feb 24, 2021
  • Education
  • Health and Human Sciences
    • Human Services Certificate in Child and Family Services

      The eight-course program will introduce you to child and family services and provide foundational skills and general knowledge to help you succeed in this field.

      • Total Credits: 43
      Upcoming Start Dates
      • Oct 14, 2020
      • Nov 11, 2020
      • Dec 2, 2020
      • Jan 6, 2021
      • Feb 3, 2021
      • Feb 24, 2021
    • Human Services Certificate in Elder Care Services

      The eight-course program introduces and enhances basic skills and focuses on knowledge specific to elder care services.

      • Total Credits: 43
      Upcoming Start Dates
      • Oct 14, 2020
      • Nov 11, 2020
      • Dec 2, 2020
      • Jan 6, 2021
      • Feb 3, 2021
      • Feb 24, 2021
    • Medical Assistant Certificate

      Build specialized knowledge and skills through a comprehensive curriculum. Complete clinical experiences and an externship that let you apply your learning in a real-world setting.

      • Total Credits: 58
      Upcoming Start Dates
      • Oct 14, 2020
      • Nov 11, 2020
      • Dec 2, 2020
      • Jan 6, 2021
      • Feb 3, 2021
      • Feb 24, 2021
    • Medical Billing/Coding Certificate

      Focus on the knowledge and technical skills required in today's technology-driven health care system. In addition, you will gain hands-on practical experience through a practicum experience.

      • Total Credits: 44
      Upcoming Start Dates
      • Oct 14, 2020
      • Nov 11, 2020
      • Dec 2, 2020
      • Jan 6, 2021
      • Feb 3, 2021
      • Feb 24, 2021
    • Medical Office Administration Certificate

      Develop the communication, clinical and organizational skills relevant to medical office administration. Gain valuable, on-the-job experience during an externship in a physician's office or clinic.

      • Total Credits: 57
      Upcoming Start Dates
      • Nov 11, 2020
      • Feb 3, 2021
      • Apr 21, 2021
      • Jul 7, 2021
      • Sep 22, 2021
      • Dec 8, 2021
  • Law and Legal Studies
    • Corrections Certificate

      This program blends introductory criminal justice and corrections courses with field-specific courses in legal issues, crime prevention and criminology.

      • Total Credits: 36
      Upcoming Start Dates
      • Oct 14, 2020
      • Nov 11, 2020
      • Dec 2, 2020
      • Jan 6, 2021
      • Feb 3, 2021
      • Feb 24, 2021
    • Crime Scene Technician Certificate

      Gain a foundational understanding of the analytical procedures used by crime scene technicians, as well as the documentation, collection and preservation processes employed to handle evidence.

      • Total Credits: 41
      Upcoming Start Dates
      • Oct 14, 2020
      • Nov 11, 2020
      • Dec 2, 2020
      • Jan 6, 2021
      • Feb 3, 2021
      • Feb 24, 2021
    • Legal Secretary Certificate

      Learn how to communicate effectively in a legal environment, conduct legal research, analyze concepts of law, produce written legal correspondence, and evaluate legal sources.

      • Total Credits: 31
      Upcoming Start Dates
      • Oct 14, 2020
      • Nov 11, 2020
      • Dec 2, 2020
      • Jan 6, 2021
      • Feb 3, 2021
      • Feb 24, 2021
    • Management and Supervision Certificate in Criminal Justice

      Courses focus on supervisory practices in criminal justice organizations, management theory, organizational behavior, employment law and human resource development.

      • Total Credits: 36
      Upcoming Start Dates
      • Oct 14, 2020
      • Nov 11, 2020
      • Dec 2, 2020
      • Jan 6, 2021
      • Feb 3, 2021
      • Feb 24, 2021
    • Pathway to Paralegal Postbaccalaureate Certificate

      Designed for those who already possess a bachelor's degree, the program focuses on the role of the paralegal in the workplace and in the American legal system.

      • Total Credits: 36 - 37
      Upcoming Start Dates
      • Oct 14, 2020
      • Nov 11, 2020
      • Dec 2, 2020
      • Jan 6, 2021
      • Feb 3, 2021
      • Feb 24, 2021
    • Private Security Certificate

      Complete 10 courses designed to increase your knowledge in private security, exploring concepts and theory in the field of organizational behavior as well as the investigative process.

      • Total Credits: 53
      Upcoming Start Dates
      • Oct 14, 2020
      • Nov 11, 2020
      • Dec 2, 2020
      • Jan 6, 2021
      • Feb 3, 2021
      • Feb 24, 2021

Purdue University Northwest offers nationally ranked online programs through the College of Nursing and an MS in Technology degree.

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