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Expand your professional skills and resume by earning a graduate certificate here at DeVry University and our Keller Graduate School of Management. Our graduate certificate programs provide hands-on learning from experienced faculty in the business, technology and healthcare fields and serve as pathways for anyone wishing to sharpen their skills and prepare to pursue new opportunities.

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Earn a Graduate Certificate on Your Way to a Master's

Here at DeVry and our Keller Graduate School of Management, our graduate certificates are stackable. That means you can earn your certificate, and apply your qualifying credits directly toward an applicable master’s degree1 should you choose to continue your education.

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*This represents the Entrepreneurship Graduate Certificate and Master’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Entrepreneurship stack. The figures displayed represent the minimum credit hours required for graduation. Additional coursework may be necessary to complete program requirements.

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DeVry is proud to be accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), www.hlcommission.org. Our Keller Graduate School of Management is included in this accreditation.

Our Graduate Certificates are accredited2 by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) www.acbsp.org 

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Graduate Certificate Program Details

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Program Length

Our graduate certificate programs require 6 – 8 courses for completion. Depending on the program you select and the pace you prefer, you might take one or two courses per 8-week class session. Visit our Course Waivers3 and Transfer Credits page to learn about other ways to potentially shorten the time it takes to earn your certificate.

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Career Services

Whether you're looking to move forward in your field or pursue an entirely new career, our Career Services Team can help you prepare to get started in the professional world or further develop your career.

Improve your resume, establish networking contacts and explore opportunities in your field. No matter where your graduate certificate takes you, we have the tools, resources and support to help you prepare to pursue your goals.

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Paying for Your Graduate Certificate Program

At DeVry, we work to help make your tuition more affordable with a variety of ways to manage costs, including financial aid such as grants, loans and our Dennis Keller Scholarship.4 To learn more, visit our Tuition Assistance and Financial Aid page.

Our Graduate Certificate Programs

Accounting

With coursework that includes financial statement reporting and disclosures, taxes and investments, working capital management and more, our Graduate Certificate in Accounting can help you understand the next level of accounting concepts through hands-on learning. Qualifying credits from this stand-alone credential, earned online or in a hybrid format,5 can be applied toward our MBA in Accounting program.6

Accounting Certification Preparation

Our Accounting Certification Preparation program allows you to prepare for the CPA or CMA exam and earn your graduate certificate simultaneously. Choose between emphases in Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Exam Preparation7 or Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Exam Preparation and learn hands-on skills from experienced faculty. When you’re ready to advance your education, qualifying credits earned in this program can be applied to a related Keller master’s degree or MBA.6

Big Data and Analytics

Keep your education moving forward with our Graduate Certificate in Big Data and Analytics. With coursework that explores business analytics, social network analysis, data modeling, warehousing and more, this online certificate program can help you learn to gather, store, report and analyze the important data upon which wide-reaching business decisions are made. Qualifying credits from this program can be applied directly toward a related Keller master’s degree or MBA.6

Entrepreneurship

With an emphasis on concepts related to the creation of new business ventures, our online Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship program focuses on opportunity assessment, idea generation, market research, equity financing and other topics that are essential to launching new businesses in today’s complex and competitive consumer markets. Qualifying credits earned in this program can be applied toward our MBA Entrepreneurship concentration.6

Global Supply Chain Management

Covering topics that include operations systems, strategic procurement and risk management in the supply chain, our online Graduate Certificate in Global Supply Chain Management can help you understand the complexities of creating and maintaining lean and efficient operations systems. Dedicated professors with real-world experience help you understand how diverse supply-side activities can be streamlined on a global scale. Qualifying credits from this program can be applied directly toward a related Keller master’s degree or MBA.6

Health Services Management

Helping you to gain beneficial skills in healthcare administration, policy, finance and more, our online Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management can be earned as a stand-alone credential or as a steppingstone on the path toward a Master of Business Administration or Master of Public Administration degree.6 Hands-on learning with our knowledgeable faculty explores health services systems and finances, health rights and responsibilities and more.

Human Resource Management

Prepare to pursue a career in human resources by learning the management techniques used to develop and support the workforces of large and small enterprises and building the skills to solve modern HR challenges. Our online Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management will help you gain foundational knowledge in key HR areas such as team building, employment law and human capital management. Qualifying credits from this program can be applied directly toward a related Keller master’s degree or MBA.6

Information Security

For organizations in the public and private sectors and across many industries, information security is a top priority. The coursework in our online Graduate Certificate in Information Security program can help you gain skills and technical knowledge required to help defend networks and data systems against cybercrime. Our program explores cryptography, intrusion detection and mitigation, contingency planning and legal issues associated with data protection. Qualifying credits from this program can be applied directly toward a related Keller master’s degree or MBA.6

Project Management

Build the skills and knowledge base to plan, execute and track multi-level programs with our online Graduate Certificate in Project Management. Experienced faculty cover topics that are essential to modern project management, such as risk analysis, cost control and performance objectives. You will also have the opportunity to examine legal and ethical issues and the application of project-tracking software. Qualifying credits can be applied directly toward a related master’s degree, such as our MBA with a Specialization in Project Management. 6

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Ready to move your career forward with a graduate certificate program? Request more information or call 866-338-7934.

Graduate Certificate FAQs

Is it worth it to get a graduate certificate?

If you want to build new skills, prepare to stand out or advance your management competencies, a graduate certificate may be a great fit for you. An online graduate certificate program can be completed in less time than a master’s degree, helping you gain the career skills you need as you prepare to take the next steps toward your future.

Is a graduate certificate the same as a master’s degree?

No. There are several distinctions between a graduate certificate program and a master’s degree program. A graduate certificate program is typically shorter, honing in on skills and concepts in a particular area of interest.

Completion of a master’s degree program entails more credit hours, which will typically take more time as your coursework explores concepts, skills and disciplines more deeply while also diving into core business concepts. 

Is a graduate certificate above a bachelor's degree?

Yes, a graduate certificate is a graduate-level credential, whereas a bachelor’s degree is an undergraduate credential. Because a graduate certificate is a graduate-level program, you must successfully complete a bachelor’s degree before you can enroll.

Complete admissions requirements for our Keller graduate certificate programs can be found on our Graduate Admissions page.

How long does it take to complete a graduate certificate program?

Here at DeVry and our Keller Graduate School of Management, you can choose the schedule that best fits your goals and commitments. Our Graduate Certificate in Accounting Certification Preparation, for example, can be earned in as few as 8 months when you choose an accelerated schedule or 12 months on a normal schedule.

For our graduate certificates, choosing an accelerated schedule assumes full-time enrollment (9 credit hours) for 2 consecutive semesters, whereas a normal schedule assumes full-time enrollment (6 credit hours) for 3 consecutive semesters.

Can I earn a graduate certificate online?

Yes! All of  our graduate certificate programs can be completed 100% online, enabling busy adult learners like you to study when and where you like.

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1At the time of application to the next credential level, an evaluation of qualifying transfer credits will occur and the most beneficial outcome will be applied.
2Conferral and Assessment Data - Available for all of DeVry and Keller's ACBSP accredited programs. For a full list of DeVry University's business and accounting degree programs accredited by ACBSP, please see the Accreditation page.
3Eligibility and application of course waivers varies based on the type of course waiver credit earned, the student’s enrolled location and/or the student’s state of residence. For more information, please refer to the Course Waiver section of the Keller academic catalog.
4Students may participate in only one DeVry University-based scholarship, grant or group tuition benefit program at a time. Those who qualify for more than one program will be presumed to accept the program with the highest reduction in by-session cost. Students who qualify for and prefer a different tuition benefit program must confirm, in writing, the alternate program in which they wish to participate prior to starting classes at DeVry. Scholarship and grant terms and eligibility conditions are subject to change. Scholarships are available to those who apply and qualify. Visit our Scholarships page for more information.
5Program, course and extended classroom availability vary by location. In site-based programs, students will be required to take a substantial amount of coursework online to complete their program.
6At the time of application to the next credential level, an evaluation of qualifying transfer credits will occur and the most beneficial outcome will be applied.
7Credits and degrees earned from this institution do not automatically qualify the holder to participate in professional licensing exams to practice certain professions. Persons interested in practicing a regulated profession must contact the appropriate state regulatory agency for their field of interest. For instance, typically 150 credit hours or education are required to meet state regulatory agency education requirements for CPA licensure. Coursework may qualify for credit towards the State Board of Accountancy requirements. However, it is the student’s responsibility to contact the state board of accountancy for the jurisdiction in which they are applying to determine whether they have completed the appropriate credit hours and coursework to qualify to take the CPA exam. Employees of DeVry University and its Keller Graduate School of Management are not in a position to determine an individual’s eligibility to take the CPA exam or satisfy licensing.
8Select courses within Keller’s graduate certificate programs may be available at some DeVry University locations. Graduate certificate credentials are issued by DeVry University’s main campus, in Naperville, Illinois.