Wayne State's graduate certificate programs allow you to boost your credentials in less time than a typical graduate degree. Many of our highly-specialized graduate certificates can be completed in just four courses and are taught by faculty with industry experience.
- Economic Development
The Graduate Certificate in Economic Development is designed for students who wish to combine a graduate degree (master's or Ph.D.) with a specialty in urban, regional and state economic development.
- Geographic Information Sciences
The Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Sciences (GIS) equips graduates for careers that require the creation, use and analysis of spatial data.
- Health Care Ethics
The Graduate Certificate in Health Care Ethics provides grounding in the essentials of bioethical reasoning and practice, including its application to issues in the domains of medicine, law and public policy.
This Graduate Certificate in Linguistics equips professionals with a fundamental understanding of how language works – the key faculty of human cognition and intelligence, for applications in artificial intelligence (AI), security and strategic intelligence.
- Museum Practice
The Graduate Certificate in Museum Practice is broadly designed to provide participants with critical knowledge and essential skills relating to different facets of museum operations.
- Nonprofit Management
The Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management supports a variety of nonprofit management and policy careers, including organizational and program managers, nonprofit CEOs and board chairs, professionals in the resource development field and those working or aspiring to build a career in philanthropic organizations.
- Peace and Security Studies
The Graduate Certificate in Peace and Security Studies provides training on the prevention of violence, peaceful borders and social boundaries for professionals working in such areas as social service, diplomacy, education, public service, theology, security management and law enforcement.
- Urban Sustainability
The Graduate Certificate in Urban Sustainability equips graduates for careers requiring professionally-oriented, foundational and applied interdisciplinary expertise suitable for addressing complex urban sustainability challenges that require an integrated understanding of social science, scientific and engineering perspectives.
- World History
The Graduate Bridge Certificate in World History prepares current and future teachers to teach world history in middle school, high school, college or university.
Other certificate programs
- Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP)
The HACCP Certification equips food industry (meat and poultry, juice, vegetable and food service) professionals for a complete understanding of food safety with regulations from the USDA and FDA.