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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.

  • 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
      • Sep 18 2019
      • Oct 16 2019
      • Nov 6 2019
      • Dec 4 2019
      • Jan 8 2020
      • Jan 29 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
      • Sep 18 2019
      • Oct 16 2019
      • Nov 6 2019
      • Dec 4 2019
      • Jan 8 2020
      • Jan 29 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
      • Sep 18 2019
      • Oct 16 2019
      • Nov 6 2019
      • Dec 4 2019
      • Jan 8 2020
      • Jan 29 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
      • Sep 18 2019
      • Oct 16 2019
      • Nov 6 2019
      • Dec 4 2019
      • Jan 8 2020
      • Jan 29 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
      • Sep 18 2019
      • Oct 16 2019
      • Nov 6 2019
      • Dec 4 2019
      • Jan 8 2020
      • Jan 29 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
      • Sep 18 2019
      • Oct 16 2019
      • Nov 6 2019
      • Dec 4 2019
      • Jan 8 2020
      • Jan 29 2020
  • Nursing
    • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate

      The program includes online study and a series of onsite clinical practice sessions. You will also complete an in-person skills intensive at a designated Purdue Global location.

      • Credits Required: 51
      Upcoming Start Dates
      • Oct 16 2019
      • Jan 8 2020
      • Mar 25 2020
      • Jun 10 2020
      • Aug 26 2020
      • Nov 11 2020
    • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate

      Combine your current nursing skills with training in the safe, effective practice of primary care for the management of acute and chronic health problems of adult patients.

      • Credits Required: 60
      Upcoming Start Dates
      • Sep 18 2019
      • Oct 16 2019
      • Dec 4 2019
      • Jan 8 2020
      • Feb 26 2020
      • Mar 25 2020
    • Executive Leader Graduate Certificate

      Focus on the principles of personnel management, policy development and implementation, budgeting, and the use of information technology in advanced nursing roles.

      • Credits Required: 30
      Upcoming Start Dates
      • Oct 16 2019
      • Jan 8 2020
      • Mar 25 2020
      • Jun 10 2020
      • Aug 26 2020
      • Nov 11 2020
    • Family Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care Certificate

      Courses address how to diagnose and manage patients' health problems, and how to serve as an advocate for patients. Focus on promoting holistic health care to adults and children in a family setting.

      • Credits Required: 60
      Upcoming Start Dates
      • Sep 18 2019
      • Oct 16 2019
      • Dec 4 2019
      • Jan 8 2020
      • Feb 26 2020
      • Mar 25 2020
    • Nurse Educator Graduate Certificate

      Complete six online courses focused on nursing administration as well as a clinical practice experience to gain valuable real-world experience.

      • Credits Required: 30
      Upcoming Start Dates
      • Sep 18 2019
      • Oct 16 2019
      • Dec 4 2019
      • Jan 8 2020
      • Feb 26 2020
      • Mar 25 2020
  • Psychology

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

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