Mount Mary University offers undergraduate, post-baccalaureate and post-master's certificates to help you explore an area of expertise for credit. A credit certificate is awarded at the end of a course of study in an area of specialization to recognize you have gained expertise in that area. Credit certificates typically require between 12 and 24 credits.
A certificate is not a formal degree program such as Bachelor of Arts or Master of Science, but it can be combined with a formal degree to indicate an area of specialization. You must meet the university's admission requirements to enroll in a credit certificate program.
An undergraduate certificate is available to all students. If you do not have a bachelor's degree you can earn a certificate by applying to Mount Mary as a special student. Pre-baccalaureate certificates are available in the following academic areas:
You may earn a post-baccalaureate certificate or a second bachelor's degree at Mount Mary if you already hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Apply by submitting the online Undergraduate Post-baccalaureate Certificate/Second Degree Application. Post-baccalaureate certificates are available in these academic areas:
- Business Administration
- Business/Professional Communication
- Education Certificates/Licensure
- Early Childhood/Middle Childhood
- Middle Childhood/Early Adolescence
- Early Childhood/Adolescence (art or Spanish)
- Early Adolescence/Adolescence (adaptive art, art, biology, chemistry, English, language arts, health Sciences, history, mathematics, science or Spanish)
- Reading (316 Reading Teacher License)
- Religious Education
- Waldorf Teacher Certification
- Fashion Design
- Fashion Merchandise Management
- Graphic Design
- Public Relations
- Spanish/Spanish for the Professional
Mount Mary offers a post-master's certificate in counseling. This certificate is designed for you if you have previously received a master's degree in counseling and seek an additional area of concentration—clinical mental health, community or school counseling—in which to be licensed. In most cases, a state regulating and licensing board grants specific licenses. In some cases, a national professional organization may award licenses or credentials. Learn how to apply to our post-master's programs.