Graduate Certificates | Queens University of Charlotte

Graduate Certificates


Take Your First Step Toward Your Certificate.

wide variety of certificate offerings. tailored for every student's needs.

Do you want to pursue a promotion, change your area of specialization, or gain new skills to take your career to the next level? Built for the needs of today’s professionals, we’ve created certificate programs that will serve your goals now and well into the future.

Stackable coursework

Obtain career-enhancing knowledge and skills by enrolling in a graduate certificate program. Start with a certificate in the short term while earning credits that can be "stacked" and applied toward a number of master's degrees.*

*Must have earned MSN to qualify for Nursing Certificate.

Specialized fields

You can individualize your experience to fit your interests with our diverse areas of focus. Certificate options include:

Business Certificates

Business Certificates

The McColl School of Business offers graduate certificates to help you gain skills that help with career advancement and planned career changes. Find out more about our programs, which allow you to start with a course, earn a certificate or build to an MBA or MS in Talent & Organization Development degree.

Communication Certificates

Communication Certificates

The Knight School of Communication offers two graduate certificates: Strategic Communication or Organizational Communication. Both are 15 credit hours, and they can be stacked together to earn the 30-credit M.A. in Communication.

Education Certificates

Education Certificates

The Cato School of Education offers specific licensure and certificate programs to meet the needs of today's educators and the 21st-century classroom.

Nursing Certificates (Post-Masters)

Nursing Certificates (Post-Masters)

The Presbyterian School of Nursing offers four post-masters certificates: Clinical Nurse Leader, Nurse Administrator, Nurse Educator, and Nursing Informatics

Creative Writing Certificate

Creative Writing Certificate

You've written the first draft of your book. Maybe even the second or third. The graduate certificate program in book development shows you how to take it to the next step, pairing writers with an editor from a major publishing house.


Business meeting in the graduate program at Queens University of Charlotte.

Customized schedule

Certificates have mostly 8-week courses that are offered throughout the year, allowing you to complete coursework on your own time schedule. Depending on the program, some certificates can be completed as fast as 9 months.

Flexible programs

Choose the modality for your coursework: virtual, face-to-face or hybrid. Our small class sizes will allow you to develop relationships with peers and professors regardless of modality.

Defined costs upfront

Certificate programs with 15-20 credits may be financial aid eligible.

We’ve designed this program to work at your pace. With certificates you can earn now and a master’s degree you can earn later, the only decision you have is when to enroll.

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