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Graduate Certificate Programs

Certificate Programs

Benedictine offers a variety of certificate programs that allow you to gain more in-depth knowledge in various fields.

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Graduate Certificates

Certificates can be completed on their own, or while pursuing the Master of Public Health or any of our graduate business degree programs.


All certificates can be completed within one academic year, taken one at a time each 8 week session and are all asynchronous.


Available Fall 2023 (starting August 28, 2023)

  • Project Management (3-4 courses)
  • Digital Marketing (3-4 courses)
  • Talent Management (3-4 courses)

Available Summer 2024

  • Change Management (3 courses)
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Change Management Certificate

Our Change Management certificate is focused on the people side of the organization, covering topics in consulting, the ability to work and improve teams, and understanding the role of the organization development practitioner. Change is taking place every day both in and outside of organizations. Change management enhances effective organizational change by planning for it, managing it, and reinforcing it. Leaders who successfully adopt change drive organizational success and positive outcomes. Our instructors are continually enhancing course materials to bring in current topics, practices, and research that you can immediately put into practice.

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Available Summer 2024

  • Change Management (3 courses)

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Data Analytics Certificate

Benedictine University’s online Certificate in Data Analytics can be completed as a standalone credential or as part of the CEPH-accredited Master of Public Health program. This graduate certificate is designed for health care professionals seeking to learn statistical methods commonly used in public health efforts in order to inform and improve initiatives through data-driven evidence.

Through asynchronous online courses, students pursuing this certificate learn to use analytical software programs and gain specialized skills in biostatistical methods, applied linear models and categorical data analysis. The certificate prepares graduates to apply their knowledge in a range of careers.

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Upon completion of this program students will:

  • Apply mathematical and statistical theory and methods to understand and address health problems.
  • Collect, organize, interpret and summarize data to provide actionable information on topics such as infectious diseases, air pollution and cancer.
  • Gain basic knowledge of a statistical software package used by many organizations, SPSS.
  • Learn to utilize and apply statistical methods such as one- and two-way ANOVA, ANCOVA, diagnostics, model building, regression analysis, McNemar’s Test and Cochran-Mantel-Haenszel Method.
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Digital Marketing Certificate

Digital marketing is and continues to be an in-demand skill set that employers look for in an employee. Listed as a top five hard skill year after year on LinkedIn, those looking to fill positions within the field of Marketing, look for digital marketing skills for roles such as: Media Coordinator, Search Manager, Marketing Analyst and more. In fact, the most in demand occupations within this field by volume of job postings are: Digital Marketing Specialist, Digital Account Executive, Social Media Manager, Digital Marketing Manager and more. Whether you are looking to gain a better understanding of SEO, Google Analytics, Google Adwords or automation, earning a certificate in Digital Marketing will cover what you need to know.

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Available Fall 2023 (starting August 28, 2023)

  • Digital Marketing (3-4 courses)

Upon completion of this program, students will:

  • Deepen their understanding of brand and marketing management by exploring current theory, practice and trends.
  • Explore how the tools of automation and AI are used within the digital marketing space.
  • Improve strategic decision-making and problem-solving skills by analyzing business cases that highlight marketing successes and failures of major international brands.
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Epidemiology Certificate

The online Certificate in Epidemiology, available as a standalone graduate certificate or as a set of electives within the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accredited Master of Public Health program. This Certificate equips students to apply epidemiologic and research methods to uncover the patterns, causes and effects of disease, and ultimately help solve public health issues.

Through research, education and policy, epidemiologists take on the task of uncovering trends and minimizing the risk and incidence of negative health outcomes. The skills required cross many disciplines from communication to the sciences.

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Through this program students will learn to:

  • Apply epidemiologic, research and biostatistical principles and methods to address, analyze and solve problems in public health.
  • Acquire skills in statistical software applications including Excel, SPSS, and SurveyMonkey.
  • Study patterns of health in populations to prevent and control health problems.
  • Apply fundamental research principles and methods to improve population health.
  • Interpret epidemiologic and research study findings considering potential biases.
  • Identify appropriate sampling strategies and data collection methods.
  • Develop a survey instrument.
  • Communicate findings clearly to both professional and lay audiences.
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Health Education and Promotion Certificate

Health care reform and concerns about public health have drawn attention to the importance of teaching individuals and communities about healthy lifestyles. The online Certificate in Health Education is a health education program designed to train you to participate in or lead health promotion activities, initiatives and programs for communities, private companies, schools and other settings. Examples of topics can include smoking cessation, nutrition and obesity, prenatal care, exercise, depression and mental health, and sexually transmitted diseases.

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Health educators may work in a variety of fields, offering great career flexibility. A few of these settings include:

  • Health maintenance organizations (HMOs)
  • Employee assistance programs at private companies
  • Social service agencies
  • Public health departments
  • Medical care settings
  • Colleges and universities
  • Community organizing nonprofits
  • Public and private secondary school
Apply for the Health Education and Promotion Certificate Program

Health Management and Policy Certificate

This online certificate is designed for health care professionals who seek to participate in and influence policy development. Professionals in this field need the skills and knowledge to assess the adequacy of current practices and recommend appropriate changes based on societal needs, relevant laws and regulations, and cost effectiveness.

Because health policy development and health care management require a broad base of knowledge across many disciplines, this certificate is applicable to a broad range of health care roles. You will gain essential skills that can be valuable for positions in government, health care organizations, and both for-profit and non-profit organizations.

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Health management and policy professionals may seek roles in settings such as:

  • Consulting firms
  • Health care associations
  • Home health agencies
  • Hospices
  • Hospitals and hospital systems
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Managed care organizations
  • Medical group practices
  • Mental health organizations
  • Public health departments
  • University or research institutions
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Project Management Certificate

Project management as a profession has exploded onto the industry landscape, and in the process accentuated the importance of the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. The PMP certification is one of the most coveted certifications in the world and has consistently ranked in the top ten most sought-after certification the past 20 years. The prep course for the certification, offered at Benedictine University, examines current topics in project management, and provides a comprehensive review of the sixth edition of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). Topics include global project management, leadership, management, risk, communication, virtual teams, and project information systems to name a few.

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Available Fall 2023 (starting August 28, 2023)

  • Project Management (3-4 courses)


In addition, PMI’s Project Management framework, which includes the three domains: People, Process and the Business Environment as well as the 10 knowledge areas, 5 process groups and 49 processes are covered in preparation for the PMP® certification exam; which is administered by the Project Management Institute (PMI). Lastly, those that do not immediately qualify for the PMP exam, can pursue the Certified Associate Project Management (CAPM) certification.

CAPM application information page:
cost: PMI (Project Management Institute)
Member: $225.00 Non-Member: $300.00

PMP application information page:
cost: (Project Management Institute)
Member: $405.00 Non-Member: $575.00

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Talent Management Certificate

Our Talent Management certificate provides students the opportunity to explore cutting-edge concepts in talent management, business intelligence and ethics, enhancing their exposure, knowledge and skills in vital human resource functions. As more companies move from Traditional to Strategic Human Resources models, earning a certificate can be a key differentiator professionally, as companies need leaders who can create strategies to attract and retain talent. This is critical to ensuring necessary resources are in place to meet strategic goals and to fulfill the overall business strategy. Our instructors are continually enhancing course materials to bring in current topics, practices, and research that you can immediately put into practice.

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Available Fall 2023 (starting August 28, 2023)

  • Talent Management (3-4 courses)

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Post Master's Certificates

The post-master’s certificate program is ideal for master’s or doctoral prepared nurses who seek advanced nurse leadership education.

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