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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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

Cannabis Studies

Develop a foundation of knowledge across the cannabis industry with our online 15-credit Cannabis Studies certificate. You’ll learn about governing laws, plant science and extracts, medicinal properties, plant cultivation and harvesting, as well as business and employment opportunities. Career outcomes include:

  • Cannabis Sales and Marketing
  • Master Grower
  • Extractor
  • Dispensary Manager
  • Budtender/Dispensary Tech/Dispensary Agent
  • Cultivation Site Worker
  • Accountant

Requirements for admission:

  • Prior higher education experience
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher for students transferring college credit

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 prior higher education experience 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:

  • Prior higher education experience
  • 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:

  • Prior higher education experience
  • 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:

  • Prior higher education experience
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher for students transferring college credit

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:

  • Prior higher education experience
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher for students transferring college credit

Certificate of Advanced Study in Project Management

Grow your career with a Certificate of Advanced Study in Project Management. This 15-credit online certificate is designed for students who desire advanced training in the field of Project Management. Students will master the foundations of project management methodologies and controls, along with organization, leadership, and communications plus agile and schedule development management.

Learning outcomes include:

  • Demonstrating strong knowledge and skills in procurement, supply-chain management, finance, cost management, and ethical considerations.
  • Applying benefits of project management tools, types of project management deliverables, and determinants of success.
  • Demonstrating proficiency in the best strategy for managing a project and ensuring control of risks, costs, and changes to achieve stakeholder expectations.
  • Incorporating communication into the project management process utilizing strategies such as scrum, status reporting, issues tracking, change control, and sprint/project reviews.
  • Understanding the importance of project management in various organizational and global contexts.

Requirements for admission:

  • Admissions for Syracuse University’s online MPS in Project Management are accepted on a rolling basis. Note that no GRE/GMAT is required. Here’s what you’ll need to apply.
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Official transcripts are required for all college-credit classes you have enrolled in, both undergraduate- and graduate-level.
  • Two letters of recommendation. If you have graduated in the past three years, one reference should be academic, the other can be professional.
  • A personal statement discussing your motivation for studying project management.
  • A current résumé.

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.

Program Details

Tuition and Financial Aid

Syracuse University is dedicated to making tuition affordable for part-time students. Tuition for certificate programs in the summer or fall of 2022 is $495/credit—and the price will be locked in for two years.

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.


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.


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 degree programs.