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Certificate programs are designed to provide intensive background in a focused area at the graduate level. With 16-20 required units for completion each certificate is designed to be completed in a much shorter period of time. Santa Clara’s certificate programs are appropriate for students working in industry who wishes to update their skills or for those interested in changing their career path.
All Santa Clara University courses applied to the completion of a certificate program earn graduate credit that may also be applied toward a graduate degree subject to the requirements of the degree program. Students who wish to continue for such a degree must submit a separate application and satisfy all normal admission requirements. The general Graduate Record Examination (GRE) test requirement for graduate admission to the master’s degree will be waived for students who have been formally admitted to and completed a certificate program with a GPA of 3.5 or better.
Certificate programs are offered in the following concentration areas:
NOTE: Santa Clara University does not issue F-1 visas to applicants who wish to enter directly into this program.