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Online Certificates

Advance your career potential by learning new skills or enhancing existing skills with Syracuse University’s credit certificates online.

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Take the next step toward the career you want. Call (680)-207-2521 or fill out the form for more information about the online programs at Syracuse University.

Go Beyond What’s Possible with our Online Certificates

Our online certificates are developed in cooperation with a variety of Syracuse University colleges and departments as a valuable credential that can be earned to upgrade workplace skills in a short period of time. Certificate programs deliver the concentrated knowledge and skills needed for fast career advancement or career change.

Credits earned through a certificate program may be transferred to an existing degree program or can be used as a stand-alone credential. Courses include weekly synchronous sessions, allowing you to interact with faculty and fellow students in real time.

Explore Our Online Certificates

Creative Leadership

Upgrade your skills and enhance your resume with our 15-credit Professional Studies certificate in Creative Leadership. With a curriculum focused on networking, workforce team management, creative problem solving, and conflict resolution, you’ll build in-demand skills such as:

  • Managing a local and global workforce
  • Strategic thinking and planning
  • Cooperative negotiation and conflict resolution
  • Information reporting and presentation
  • Technology innovation
  • Organizational leadership

Requirements for admission:

  • Associate degree or 60 or more college credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Cybersecurity Administration

Study information systems protection and build real-world skills needed to succeed in the fast-growing cybersecurity field with our 15-credit online certificate program.

You’ll develop key cybersecurity competencies and knowledge that are in high demand with employers today, including the abilities to:

  • Evaluate organizational system vulnerabilities and matters of information security for stakeholders by employing technological, analytical, communication, ingenuity and critical-thinking skills
  • Create successful solutions for technical and security concerns while balancing business organization concerns
  • Identify, analyze and apply policies and procedures to system weaknesses

Requirements for admission:

  • 60 or more college credits
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher for students transferring college credit

eSports Gaming

Prepare for a development career in the eSports industry with our six-course (18-credit) online certificate. Focusing on the game development aspects of multiplayer eSports, you’ll gain career-ready knowledge and skills in digital graphics, programming, multiplayer game design, project movement and more.

Learning outcomes include:

  • Demonstrate ability to successfully function on multidisciplinary team
  • Exhibit the ability to identify, formulate and solve problems
  • Explain and illustrate professional and ethical responsibility
  • Apply management principles to a game development project

Requirements for admission:

  • 60 or more college credits
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher for students transferring college credit

Full-Stack Development

This 15-credit certificate will prepare you to build both web-based and hybrid computer solutions, mastering front-end development and server-side development. As a full-stack developer, you will be able to design, develop, test, and deploy web high-end applications that incorporate SQL databases, server-side as well as client-side coding, graphics and accessibility.

To complete the certificate, you will take the following five courses:

  • Basic Principles of Computer Programming
  • Concepts in Digital Graphics
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Database Management
  • Web Application and Design

Requirements for admission:

  • 60 or more college credits
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher for students transferring college credit

Healthcare Administration

Develop foundational knowledge of the healthcare field combined with business, finance, electronic records management and emergency management with our fully online certificate in Healthcare Administration. This diverse course blending, balanced with health and management cores, prepares graduates for career placement or advancement in the healthcare field.

Throughout this 15-credit certificate program, you’ll learn from expert Syracuse University instructors to:

  • Apply leadership and management concepts and theory to effectively devise and facilitate sustainable organizational processes, operations and strategies
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge and competence in applying financial management models to healthcare organizations
  • Apply healthcare law, ethics and the protection of electronic records to policy and procedure development

Requirements for admission:

  • 60 or more college credits
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher for students transferring college credit

Knowledge Management

Upgrade your skills and enhance your resume with a 15-credit professional studies certificate that encompasses the entire range of skills you need to effectively manage the technology and data that are prevalent in today’s industries and organizations, including data security and management, technology resources, collaborative problem solving and ethics.

You’ll learn skills to succeed in positions like:

  • Marketing Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • Training and Development Manager
  • Knowledge Management Specialist
  • Database Administrator

Requirements for admission:

  • 60 or more college credits
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher for students transferring college credit

Mobile Application Development

Mobile application development is a rapidly growing field. Technologies such as mobile gaming, machine learning, biometrics, and more rely on mobile application developers.

This 18-credit certificate will prepare you to develop an application for both Android or iOS operating systems. You will go through the development process and build your own applications from the ground up. You will also have an opportunity to use the Android Software Development Kit or Apple’s XCode for creating mobile applications that can be brought to the mobile marketplace.

Requirements for admission:

  • 60 or more college credits
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher for students transferring college credit
  • Programming experience in object-oriented programming languages, such as C, Java, or C#, is not required but can be beneficial

Project Management

Trained project managers are consistently in high demand. Our 15-credit Project Management certificate is interdisciplinary and designed to help you explore the foundations of organization, leadership, methodologies and the communication techniques of project management. Upon certificate completion, you will have successfully met the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Professional exam education requirement.

Learning outcomes include:

  • Defining traditional and emerging project management trends and methods
  • Applying project management concepts to successfully launch and complete a project
  • Demonstrating an understanding of the concepts connected to globalization as it relates to the project management of large-scale, team-based projects

Requirements for admission:

  • 60 or more college credits
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher for students transferring college credit

Online Certificates to Match Your Ambition

Wherever life finds you, we offer flexible, high-quality online certificate programs to match your ambitions. Discover just a few benefits of earning your degree online at Syracuse University.

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Career-Focused Degree Programs

Gain skills in key areas to advance your career or take it in a new direction. Courses focus on experiential learning, providing you with plenty of opportunities to apply your studies to real-world scenarios.

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Engaged Learning Community

Connect and collaborate with your peers and professors throughout your program—including weekly live interactive learning sessions to discuss and expand on that week’s content.

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World-Class Instruction

Experience the same academic rigor, learning from the same talented faculty, as students who are on the Syracuse University campus.

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Benefits for Military & Veterans

Whether you’re a veteran or are currently serving in the armed forces, Syracuse University is proud to help you succeed by offering special dedicated military admissions advisors and student support staff.

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Flexible Options to Fit Your Busy Life

With programs designed for working professionals, you’ll have flexibility to balance your education with other life obligations without sacrificing quality. Looking to finish faster? We offer accelerated, 8-week-long classes with six starts throughout the year.

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Dedicated Student Support

Have a question about financial aid, your career search, or another topic? Enjoy peace of mind that dedicated academic advisement and support is just a call, email, or live chat away.

Go Beyond What's Possible

Don’t wait another day to forge the future you want. Call (680)-207-2521 or fill out the form on this page to learn more about our online, part-time undergraduate degree programs.

Program Details

Tuition and Financial Aid

Syracuse University makes tuition very affordable for part-time students. In addition, we offer generous financial aid and scholarships to help make our already low part-time tuition even more affordable. There are also benefits and support for active-duty, veteran, and military-connected students, including tuition in online undergraduate degrees for active-duty members that’s covered 100% by military tuition assistance (TA) and unlimited participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program.

Dedicated Student Support

Each Syracuse University student is assigned a dedicated academic advisor who will work with you every step of the way, from registration to graduation, including general advising, transcript evaluation, career exploration and more. We’ll also help you navigate procedures and processes that might be unfamiliar to you if it’s been a while since you’ve attended school. Your advisor will help you come up with a personalized game plan to achieve your goals, with a focus on ensuring your success as an online student. These strategies for success include new-student onboarding, a technical overview of the online environment, tips for engaging successfully in the online classroom and more.

Admissions Requirements

Admissions for Syracuse University's online undergraduate programs are accepted on a rolling basis. Apply anytime.

  • High school diploma or GED, or official transcripts from all previous higher education institutions attended
  • For students transferring college credit, minimum 2.5 grade point average
  • For students with no college credit to transfer, high school transcript must be submitted with application
  • In certain instances, the admission committee may request letters of recommendation
  • Interview with an advisor (can be conducted by phone)

Hybrid Learning Model

Our online courses are structured so that most work can be completed on your own time throughout the week. Weekly real time class sessions give online students an opportunity to meet with professors and fellow classmates to expand on course content or to gain a better understanding of material.