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Graduate Certificate Programs
The Department of Human Development and Family Science offers graduate certificates in two areas: Developmental Disabilities and Infant Mental Health.
Why pursue a graduate certificate rather than a graduate degree?
A graduate certificate may be a good option if you…
- Have earned an undergraduate degree and want to gain specialized knowledge in an area of professional importance or personal interest
- Need to quickly gain a specific professional credential in order to advance in your career
- Are a professional who is considering a master’s degree but don’t want to commit until you know which area of study is right for you
- Want to gain new skill sets to change careers
Note: All of the credits in these graduate certificates will count as progress towards a MS degree in Human Development and Family Science in the “Applied Human Services” degree option.