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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.

Choose a degree level below to see the programs we have to offer.

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.

      • Credits Required: 16
      Upcoming Start Dates
      • Jan 29, 2020
      • Mar 18, 2020
      • Apr 29, 2020
      • Jun 17, 2020
      • Jul 29, 2020
      • Sep 16, 2020
    • 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.

      • Credits Required: 16
      Upcoming Start Dates
      • Jan 29, 2020
      • Mar 18, 2020
      • Apr 29, 2020
      • Jun 17, 2020
      • Jul 29, 2020
      • Sep 16, 2020
    • 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.

      • Credits Required: 16
      Upcoming Start Dates
      • Jan 29, 2020
      • Mar 18, 2020
      • Apr 29, 2020
      • Jun 17, 2020
      • Jul 29, 2020
      • Sep 16, 2020
    • Human Resources Postbacculaureate 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.

      • Credits Required: 30
      Upcoming Start Dates
      • Jan 8, 2020
      • Jan 29, 2020
      • Feb 26, 2020
      • Mar 25, 2020
      • Apr 15, 2020
      • May 13, 2020
  • 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.

      • Credits Required: 43
      Upcoming Start Dates
      • Jan 8, 2020
      • Jan 29, 2020
      • Feb 26, 2020
      • Mar 25, 2020
      • Apr 15, 2020
      • May 13, 2020
    • 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.

      • Credits Required: 43
      Upcoming Start Dates
      • Jan 8, 2020
      • Jan 29, 2020
      • Feb 26, 2020
      • Mar 25, 2020
      • Apr 15, 2020
      • May 13, 2020
    • 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.

      • Credits Required: 58
      Upcoming Start Dates
      • Jan 8, 2020
      • Jan 29, 2020
      • Feb 26, 2020
      • Mar 25, 2020
      • Apr 15, 2020
      • May 13, 2020
    • 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.

      • Credits Required: 44
      Upcoming Start Dates
      • Jan 8, 2020
      • Jan 29, 2020
      • Feb 26, 2020
      • Mar 25, 2020
      • Apr 15, 2020
      • May 13, 2020
    • 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.

      • Credits Required: 57
      Upcoming Start Dates
      • Jan 8, 2020
      • Jan 29, 2020
      • Feb 26, 2020
      • Mar 25, 2020
      • Apr 15, 2020
      • May 13, 2020
  • 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.

      • Credits Required: 36
      Upcoming Start Dates
      • Jan 8, 2020
      • Jan 29, 2020
      • Feb 26, 2020
      • Mar 25, 2020
      • Apr 15, 2020
      • May 13, 2020
    • 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.

      • Credits Required: 41
      Upcoming Start Dates
      • Jan 8, 2020
      • Jan 29, 2020
      • Feb 26, 2020
      • Mar 25, 2020
      • Apr 15, 2020
      • May 13, 2020
    • 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.

      • Credits Required: 31
      Upcoming Start Dates
      • Jan 8, 2020
      • Jan 29, 2020
      • Feb 26, 2020
      • Mar 25, 2020
      • Apr 15, 2020
      • May 13, 2020
    • 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.

      • Credits Required: 36
      Upcoming Start Dates
      • Jan 8, 2020
      • Jan 29, 2020
      • Feb 26, 2020
      • Mar 25, 2020
      • Apr 15, 2020
      • May 13, 2020
    • 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.

      • Credits Required: 36
      Upcoming Start Dates
      • Jan 8, 2020
      • Jan 29, 2020
      • Feb 26, 2020
      • Mar 25, 2020
      • Apr 15, 2020
      • May 13, 2020
    • 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.

      • Credits Required: 53
      Upcoming Start Dates
      • Jan 8, 2020
      • Jan 29, 2020
      • Feb 26, 2020
      • Mar 25, 2020
      • Apr 15, 2020
      • May 13, 2020

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

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