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Sharpen your competitive edge, increase your promotability, pivot your career direction, or just enhance your learning: A graduate certificate from Saint Rose is a great way to quickly and cost-effectively build your skills and capabilities, catch up with important trends and innovations in your field, and learn and network with bright classmates.

Explore Certificate Options

We offer professional certification programs in a wide variety of subjects, including education, business analytics, counseling, financial planning, educational leadership, IT, organizational leadership, special education, and many more.

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Program Benefits

  • Flexible Schedule
    Many of our certificate programs offer flexible options to suit your schedule and learning style and pace – like weekend and evening classes, and synchronous or asynchronous delivery.
  • Convenient Schedule
    Some of the programs are offered in 8-week and 11-week schedules that allow you to focus on one course at a time.
  • Combine with a Master’s degree
    If you do not have a master’s degree many of the programs can be combined with one and by using your electives, you can reduce the total credits to complete – saving time and money.
  • Starting off point
    Where noted below, some certificates can be your entry to a Master’s degree. Explore the certificate before committing to the full Master may help acclimate you to the rigors of advanced study.
  • Cost Savings
    The $40 application fee is waived. Our lower tuition rates alone make our programs more affordable than you would expect. Couple that with financial assistance for certain programs and you will see that a Saint Rose certificate is within reach.
  • Exceptional Faculty
    Our highly credentialed and esteemed faculty teach in both the certificate programs and Master’s program. They bring industry experience, deep domain knowledge and a level of care for each student that is the hallmark of Saint Rose and is why they are revered by students and alums alike.

Business Certificate Programs

Business Analytics

Designed for graduate students interested in gaining developing analytical tools and data analysis that is essential in business decisions and optimize business processes.

  • 15 Credit Degree Program
  • $799 Per-Credit Cost
  • In-person Courses
  • Masters not required

Financial Planning

Registered program with the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP® Board) that provides the knowledge required to deliver professional, competent and ethical financial planning services to clients.

  • 18 Credit Degree Program
  • $799 Per-Credit Cost
  • In-person Courses
  • Masters not required

Organizational Leadership & Change Management

Designed for graduate students interested in understanding leadership and change management in organizations. You will hone your management and leadership skills as well as gain a broader understanding of the manager’s role in leading successful organizational change initiatives.

  • 15 Credit Degree Program
  • $799 Per-Credit Cost
  • In-person Courses
  • 20% discount if part of MBA+SDBL

Education Certificate Programs

Adolescence Education

Designed for applicants who already have a master’s degree and are looking for the education classes to become a certified teacher.

  • 31 Credit Degree Program
  • $799 Per-Credit Cost
  • In-person Courses

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Designed for students with a Master’s Degree in Counseling or a related field with a minimum of 36 credits and the appropriate pre-requisites.

  • 18 Credit Degree Program
  • $799 Per-Credit Cost
  • In-person Courses

Literacy

Designed for applicants, who have or are currently completing a master’s degree in education, preparing to help students, from birth through grade 12, excel in literacy and the language arts.

  • 24 Credit Degree Program
  • $600 Per-Credit Cost
  • Online Courses
  • Reduced Tuition

Organizational Leadership in Higher Education

Designed for for graduate students interested in understanding leadership and change management in organizations. Enhancing knowledge of organizational structure, governance, and change and development, as well as improving managerial and leadership skills are essential for success in the competitive business environment.

  • 15 Credit Degree Program
  • $799 Per-Credit Cost
  • In-person Courses

Quality Control in Higher Education

Designed for focused learning and professional development opportunities for early- and mid-career faculty and administrators, with or without a master’s degree, seeking an additional credential to improve their prospects for advancement. Certificates will also be attractive to mid-career or senior-level executives in other professions who are considering a career change into higher education administration.

  • 12 Credit Degree Program
  • $799 Per-Credit Cost
  • In-person Courses
  • Masters not required

School Building Leader (SBL)

Designed for students preparing to assume roles in school buildings or single building departments as instructional leaders. Typical roles may include specialty subject area director for a building; or an Assistant Principal, or Building Principal.

  • 24 Credit Degree Program
  • $799 Per-Credit Cost
  • In-person Courses
  • $1000 scholarship if enrolled in 6 credits/ semester

School Counseling

Designed for students who have a master’s degree in counseling or counselor education and wish to acquire the necessary coursework for permanent certification as a school counselor in New York State or to advance their post-graduate training and education.

  • 12 Credit Degree Program
  • $799 Per-Credit Cost
  • In-person Courses
  • Open to students who previously earned 48 Credit MS in School Counseling or Clinical Mental Health Counseling

School District Business Leader (SDBL)

Designed for students who already hold a master’s degree, preparing to assume district-wide leadership roles, including business administrators, directors of finance or business, or assistant superintendent for finance or business.

  • 24 Credit Degree Program
  • $799 Per-Credit Cost
  • Online Courses
  • 20% discount with ASBO membership

School District Leader (SDL)

Designed for students preparing to assume most district-wide or multiple building responsibility leadership roles. Typical district leadership roles might include a district director of a specialty subject area, District Director of Instruction, Assistant Superintendent, or Superintendent of Schools.

  • 6 Credit Degree Program
  • $799 Per-Credit Cost
  • In-person Courses
  • $1000 scholarship if enrolled in 6 credits/ semester
  • Open to students who previously earned the SBL certificate

Special Education

Designed for students who have or are earning a master’s in another area of education, and who hold New York State teacher certification in early childhood, childhood, middle or adolescence education.

  • 15 Credit Degree Program
  • $600 Per-Credit Cost
  • Online Courses
  • 8-week schedule per class
  • Reduced Tuition

Teaching English as a New Language (TESOL)

Designed for educators who want to expand their teaching skills to better serve students learning English.

  • 15 Credit Degree Program
  • $600 Per-Credit Cost
  • Online Courses
  • 8-week schedule per class
  • Reduced Tuition

Math & Science Certificate Programs

Internet Programming

Designed for students with some experience in computer science and programming, who wish to advance their technical skills and knowledge with respect to Internet programming.

  • 15 Credit Degree Program
  • $799 Per-Credit Cost
  • Online Courses
  • Masters not required