Explore an exciting new career field or refresh your background in the profession by earning a Graduate Certificate from Waldorf University in partnership with Pearson Accelerated Pathways. These certificate programs are designed for both current and aspiring professionals. Learners may seek a certificate exclusively to advance their career-related knowledge and skills, and other learners may pursue a certificate as a stepping stone toward Waldorf’s online Master's degree programs.

Graduate level certificate programs are 12 credit hours. Estimated time of completion is eight to twelve months with full-time enrollment. Certificate programs are not eligible for Federal Student Aid.

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Graduate Certificate Programs

Criminal Justice Leadership

The Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice Leadership provides students with the tools and resources they need to rise through the ranks to leadership or executive positions in their organizations within an ever-changing legal environment. 

Emergency Management Leadership

The Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management Leadership empowers students with the knowledge and skills they need to be successful leaders or executives in today’s challenging emergency management environment. 

Fire/Rescue Executive Leadership

The Graduate Level Certificate in Fire/Rescue Executive Leadership provides students with an understanding of emerging trends in fire, leadership, and community risk reduction so they can be successful in today’s technical, legal, and public finance climate.

Healthcare Management

The Graduate Certificate in Health Care Management prepares students to take on leadership roles in health organizations of all sizes. Students learn emerging industry issues while mastering the ability to plan for and react to the constant changes of in the dynamic field of health care.

Human Resources Management

The Graduate Certificate in Human Resources (HR) provides students with the education they need to be successful HR leaders in today’s global business climate and integrated value chains. Students will cover issues specific to current human resource management.

Instructional Design and Technology

The Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design and Technology (IDT) builds successful leaders in today’s public and private education environments. Students will cover issues currently facing the field of IDT, such as emerging issues in learning theories for instruction, adults as learners, building cultures of continuous improvement in education, online learning and management, and digital media.


The Graduate Certificate in Leadership provides students the opportunity to critically examine leadership development, analyze organizational culture, and evaluate work teams so they can can best inform leadership strategy and decisions to create a culture of civility.  


This Graduate Certificate in Marketing is intended to prepare marketing professionals for advancement to the executive level by providing the tools necessary to enable them to operate within a large organization or as an independent marketing entity.

Project Management

This Graduate Certificate in Project Management program enables project managers to transition to the roles of leadership and decision making over multiple project managers and projects through gaining knowledge of current business trends and integrated value chains.

Public Administration Leadership

The Graduate Certificate in Public Administration focuses on the development, implementation and management of public programs and policies. This program prepares students for careers in the private, public or non-profit sectors in any number of industries.

Social Emotional Learning

This Graduate Certificate in Social Emotional Learning is designed to equip professional educators with the skills needed to apply the principles of social-emotional learning within the field of K-12 education. This program was developed alongside world-renowned educator, author, and founder of the Freedom Writers Foundation, Erin Gruwell. 

Sport Management

The Graduate Certificate in Sport Management provides students with the knowledge and skills they need to be successful in today’s global business and public financing climate, as well as integrated value chains.


  • Completion of the certificate’s curriculum and credit requirements
  • Students are allowed to transfer in a maximum of 3 credit hours to a certificate program
  • Minimum grade of B for each course


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