Certificates at GCU

Earning a certificate degree can be the beginning or the next step in your career path. Undergraduate and graduate certificate degree programs are designed to be shorter in course length, but still give you the necessary foundation for you to earn your chosen certificate. Despite the shorter length, the core courses included are the same as those offered in their related bachelor’s and master’s level degrees. Students take the same curriculum, but with a more focused approach for your desired certification.


Gaining a certificate includes many benefits, such as:

Acquiring an undergraduate certificate to begin your academic journey or a graduate certificate on top of your previous education can widen your knowledge in your field. It can also provide a needed credential for you to go further in your career.

Earning a certificate could be the missing piece toward receiving more in your salary. By earning a graduate certificate, many can earn a 13 to 25 percent increase in annual salary, according to Forbes.*

Depending on the program, certificate programs at GCU take just a few months to complete. This can allow you to quickly earn your degree and promptly apply your knowledge to your career.

*Retrieved from: https://www.forbes.com/sites/gingerdean/2017/05/31/2-reasons-why-a-certificate-is-better-than-an-expensive-graduate-degree/#d10d91636fd5

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We offer a wide selection of certificates to allow you to advance in areas relevant to you. Explore our certificate degree offerings and find the one that is right for your educational path.

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