Certificate Programs

Looking to enhance your professional credentials, gain more job security, or update your skills? Look into our accredited graduate certificate programs.

The University of Albany offers 30 diverse graduate certificate programs in areas ranging from education administration, economic forecasting and geographic information systems to non-profit management, library science and public health. You’ll have access to modern “smart” classrooms and highly sophisticated research facilities, be guided by renowned faculty and work alongside an internationally diverse group of fellow students who will challenge, inspire and engage you.

More Flexibility. Less Time and Cost

UAlbany offer three types of programs with varying requirements to meet your needs: Graduate Certificates, Advanced Graduate Certificates and Certificates of Advanced Study. And, we give you the flexibility to pursue these programs online, in a traditional classroom setting, or through a combination of both — whatever fits your needs and goals.

UAlbany’s graduate certificate programs are short, intensive, highly focused programs of study designed to give you advanced skills in a particular subject or area of specialized expertise. Credits for many of these certificates can be applied toward your graduate studies at our university.

A Smart Way to Move Ahead

You may work toward a certificate in addition to pursuing your master’s or doctoral degree, or you may enroll in stand-alone certificate programs for your personal or professional development. Many of our programs do not require admissions tests, such as the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), unless you’re seeking admission to a related master’s program.

See the complete list of our certificate programs to see if one fits your needs.

Curriculum and Instruction CAS
Demography CGS
Economic Forecasting CGS
Educational Administration - School Building Leader AGC
Educational Administration - School District Business Leader AGC
Educational Administration - School District Leader AGC
Educational Research CAS
English as a Foreign Language Certificate CGS
Geographic Information Systems CGS
Health Disparities CGS
Information Science (Library Science) CAS
Information Security CGS
Latin American and Caribbean Studies CGS
Non-Profit Management and Leadership CGS
Online Learning and Teaching CGS
Planning and Policy Analysis CAS
Professional Science Management AGC
Public Health Fundamentals CGS
Public Health Surveillance and Preparedness CGS
Public History CAS
Public Sector Management CGS
Reading CAS
School Psychology CAS
Teacher Leadership CGS
Urban Policy CGS
Women and Public Policy CGS