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Certificate Programs  

Becoming a leader in your field requires flexibility and an ongoing, versatile eduction. Our certificate programs help you stay current, grow as a professional and leave a strong impression with potential employers.

Graduate Certificates


  • Accounting

    The Graduate Accounting Certificate serves as a "bridge" program for non-accountants who wish to sit for the Uniform CPA Examination and can help you become educationally qualified to be licensed as a CPA.

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  • Advanced Study

    The Certificate of Advanced Study consists of a five-course program of additional graduate education for those business professionals who have already completed a graduate degree in business (or, for the area of Sport Management, a J.D. degree).

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  • Case Management

    Health care is changing quickly — from new uses for technology to advanced patient-care services. In response, case management initiatives have become integral to organizations’ strategic missions. This 12-credit certificate program is designed for nurses who have recently started working in case management, or who are considering doing so. Those who are admitted are not matriculated for a graduate degree, but may choose to be at any time during the program. All courses are offered online.

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  • Catholic Evangelization

    This innovative and inspiring program is offered off-site in collaboration with St. Paul Inside the Walls Evangelization Center in Madison, N.J. Here, students are encouraged and prepared to heed the words of Pope Francis: "I want the Church to go out to the streets! … The parishes, the schools, the institutions are made for going out."

    Students in this three-year certificate program take courses in a wide range of theological disciplines and participate in retreats and workshops, learning their spiritual gifts, deepening their faith, and growing as a small group community of faith.

    If taken for credit, courses in this program may be applied toward an M.A. in Theology. 

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  • Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing (CEAS)

    The Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing (CEAS) is an intensive, 18 credit online program intended for candidates seeking teacher certification. The initial CEAS certificate provides the foundation for further study in areas such as Special Education, Applied Behavior Analysis, and Instructional Design and Technology. (Link to these pages)

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  • Christian Spirituality

    Wives of deacons and deacon candidates are invited to journey together as a cohort in our graduate Certificate Program in Christian Spirituality. This program provides academic preparation in spirituality and a foundation for ministry.

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  • Data Visualization and Analysis

    The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science and the Department of Psychology offer undergraduate and graduate certification programs in Data Visualization and Analysis.

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  • Entrepreneurial Studies

    Students learn about the overall entrepreneurial process and acquire the skills and tools they need to succeed from the launch of a new business to the successful growth of that business. Students are required to complete four 3-credit courses.

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  • Executive Healthcare Administration

    The program requires completion of the four specialty courses of the Health Systems Administration master’s degree program as well as a 90 hour executive internship with a Chief Nursing Officer preceptor.

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  • Financial Decision Making

    The Graduate Certificate in Finance offers anyone with an undergraduate degree from a four-year institution the opportunity to enhance their ability to make financial decisions anchored in corporate and investments/portfolio analysis, the core areas of the disciplined, and supplemented by six hours of certificate electives

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  • Global Health Management

    The increasing occurrence of public health epidemics, concerns with bioterrorism and a pressing need for innovative approaches to health crises all point to the importance of a global approach in health management. As a student in the Graduate Certificate in Global Health Management program, you’ll prepare to offer leadership in this area by developing an understanding of health governance, security and policy within a diverse and globalized world.

    With our main campus just 14 miles from New York City, you’ll study in a region filled with top-notch healthcare facilities including hospitals, rehabilitation centers, medical programs and research institutes. International actors – like the United Nations and a host of nonprofit organizations that are active in global health and development – will be right at your fingertips. Plus, many of the healthcare administration courses are available online.

    Our supportive community and career resources will help you as you take this important step in advancing your career goals. 

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  • Graduate Business

    The Certificate in Graduate Business allows students with a 4-year undergraduate degree to obtain a broad-based foundation in business discipline knowledge. 

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  • Graduate Taxation

    The Certificate in Graduate Taxation is dedicated exclusively to the study of taxation and is designed to provide students with both a theoretical basis and practical hands-on skill. 

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  • Health Systems Administration

    This certificate program is designed for nurses who want to expand their roles and pursue more senior, administrative positions. Students take 12 credits, with courses that span finance, legal issues and multiple systems. Those admitted are not matriculated for a graduate degree, but may choose to be at any time during the program. All courses are offered online.

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  • Healthcare Administration

    This 15-credit certificate program allows you to explore a career in healthcare management and gain professional skills that will help you stand above the rest in your chosen profession.

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  • Information Technologies (Graduate)

    The new online Certificate in Information Technologies is designed for students who want to achieve a greater level of experience, skills, and knowledge in emerging technologies applicable to any field of study. Technical proficiency in areas such as web design, computer graphics and animation, multimedia development, Web 2.0 skills, wikis, blogs, podcasting, digital storytelling, Microsoft business applications, using the web for advanced research, developing instructional and training materials, instructional design, and legal and ethical issues in technology are among the skills offered in this certificate program.

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  • Intercultural Communication

    Leaders today are expected to be effective multiculturalists given demographic and globalization trends. This certificate empowers students to work with confidence across cultures by expanding skillsets, strategies, and capabilities through discussion of both theoretical concepts and applied techniques.

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  • International Business

    Offered as part of the Master of Business Administration program, this certificate consists of interdepartmental course offerings.

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  • Jewish-Christian Studies

    The Department of Religion awards the Master of Arts degree (36 credits) and graduate certificate (12 credits) in Jewish-Christian Studies.

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  • K-12 Supervisor

    Designed to enable teachers/educators to efficiently access the coursework needed to meet the New Jersey State Department of Education, taught by highly regarded faculty with great insight into the theory and practice of supervision and curriculum.

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  • Market Research

    The Certificate prepares students for careers in marketing or market research that focus on the collection, analysis, and implementation of market research insights/data to make better business decisions. Qualitative and quantitative research are explored through a mix of projects incorporating the Market Research Center.

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  • Nonprofit Organization Management

    The Department of Political Science and Public Affairs offers a graduate certificate program in nonprofit organization management.

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  • Nurse Practitioner

    These certificate programs prepare nurses with master’s degrees to become nurse practitioners. Students may focus on either acute or primary care in pediatrics or adult-gerontology. Each certificate requires 18-39 credits — including both didactic and clinical courses. Graduates of this program may apply for certification as advanced nurse practitioners with the appropriate certifying bodies. 

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  • Organizational Communication

    Organizational expectations in today's world are evolving. This certificate seeks to enhance student knowledge and skills to become effective communicators in organizational settings such as meetings, presentations, and crisis scenarios. Communication situations within organizations are reviewed to identify common techniques, strategies, and processes of information and influence. An emphasis is placed on problem solving and successful communication strategies.

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  • Population Health Management

    Seton Hall’s 15-credit Graduate Certificate in Population Health Management provides a comprehensive review of current population health approaches, strategies and tactics designed to improve consumers’ access and quality of care while managing costs. In this intensive certificate program – offered online and taught by the same faculty of the University’s CAHME-accredited MHA degree program – you will develop highly desirable population health management business skills, practice applications using data analytics and patient engagement strategies, and prepare for implementing a culture of wellness.

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  • Post-Conflict State Reconstruction and Sustainability

    Enduring and rising conflicts are unsettling many parts of the world, creating socio-economic and institutional challenges. The need for skilled professionals with specialized knowledge and training in post-conflict reconstruction is also growing.  

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  • Practice Management for Health Professionals

    Seton Hall’s 15-credit Graduate Certificate in Practice Management for Health Professionals offers the latest techniques and models for superior practice management outcomes.

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  • Public Relations

    Skilled public relations professions are in great demand within organizations, especially given the visibility and scrutiny that organizations and leaders must navigate in this fast-paced environment. This certificates offers students the opportunity to study advanced concepts, theories, and methods related to the public relations field.

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  • School Library Media Specialist

    Candidates with an M.A. degree and Standard NJ Instructional Certificate seeking certification only may apply for a School Library Media Specialist Certificate after they have completed the appropriate sequence of online courses listed below.

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  • Seminary's Theological Education for Parish Services (STEPS)

    The Seminary's Theological Education for Parish Services (STEPS) program is a graduate-level certificate program for adult Catholics who desire a deeper understanding of their faith.  

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  • Special Education Transition

    The Special Education Transition Certificate will provide the knowledge, skills, and competencies required of secondary special educators and guidance counselors to assist youth and young adults as they transition to postsecondary opportunities. The certificate is aligned with the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) standards related to transition. A Seton Hall University graduate Special Education Transition Certificate will be awarded to students who successfully complete the four-course, 12-credit program. Students also may apply the 12 credits toward an M.A. in Special Education. *Individual courses within the transition sequence may be taken, but the certificate is only available to those completing the four course sequence. 

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  • Strategic Communication and Leadership

    The Strategic Communication and Leadership certificate focuses on the critical areas of strategic communication, organizational culture, change management, team building and teamwork, and diversity and globalization. The certificate provides the knowledge; skills and abilities such as effective communication skills face-to-face, in groups, or online; that modern professionals need to succeed and grow their organizations.

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  • Supply Chain Management

    Supply Chain Management is the collection of steps that a company takes to transform raw components into the final product. The activities cover everything from product development, sourcing, production, logistics, and the information systems needed to coordinate these activities.

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  • Teacher of Students with Disabilities Endorsement

    The Teacher of Students with Disabilities Endorsement is designed for New Jersey teachers who currently hold an initial certification in another teaching specialty. Today's classrooms serve a broad range of learners and dual certification in general and special education provides the rich, research-based best practices needed to support all student learning.

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  • TESOL Certification (Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages)

    The number of English Language Learners in American schools has more than doubled over the past 20 years. The TESOL program at Seton Hall provides candidates with the knowledge, skills and dispositions to teach English Language Learners in K-12 and adult education programs throughout the United States and abroad. The TESOL endorsement may be combined with additional tracks of study, such as Special Education and Instructional Design and Technology, to complete an MA in Education.

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  • United Nations Studies

    Since 1945, the United Nations has served as a vital arena for international diplomacy. Our certificate program in UN Studies offers a deep understanding of the UN and how it operates, including the promise and limits of international cooperation. 

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Undergraduate Certificates


  • Business

    Open to non-business majors, students are exposed to the language of business. Major concepts in accounting, marketing, finance and management provide a head start in the business world. These courses provide solid preparation for entering the job market and starting a career after graduation. Open to students at Seton Hall University and other regionally accredited colleges. 

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  • Business Analytics

    Business analytics is defined as the combination of skills, technologies, applications and processes used by organizations to gain insight into their business based on data and statistics to drive business planning. As technology continues to facilitate organizations to measure, collect and retain more data, companies are challenged to make sense out of it. Business analytics provides a set analytical tools that answers such problems. While statistics and operations research have long been used to allow businesses to make objective decisions, business analytics uses these tools, plus others like pattern detection to find meaning in the data. It is no exaggeration to state that every business of moderate size is either using analytics or will have to in order to stay competitive. 

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  • Catholic Studies

    The Certificate in Catholic Studies has been designed for those who want to explore Catholicism's rich intellectual, spiritual, moral and cultural traditions and living heritage.

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  • Data Visualization and Analysis

    The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science and the Department of Psychology offer undergraduate and graduate certification programs in Data Visualization and Analysis.

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  • Gerontology

    The multidisciplinary certificate program in gerontology is a concentration of studies designed for those who wish to understand and advance the quality of life of older persons.

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  • Information Technologies

    The new online undergraduate Certificate in Information Technologies is designed for students who want to achieve a greater level of experience, skills, and knowledge in emerging technologies applicable to any field of study. Technical proficiency in areas such as web design, computer graphics and animation, multimedia development, Web 2.0 skills, wikis, blogs, podcasting, digital storytelling, Microsoft business applications, using the web for advanced research, developing instructional and training materials, instructional design, and legal and ethical issues in technology are among the 21st century skills offered in this certificate program.

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  • Leadership Development

    Leadership Development is the undergraduate honors program for the Stillman School of Business and is only open to students admitted to the Stillman School.

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  • Market Research

    The undergraduate Certificate in Market Research is made up of a total of 12 credits (four three-credit courses). The certificate prepares students for careers in marketing or market research that focus on the collection, analysis and implementation of market research insights/data to make better business decisions. The different roles of qualitative and quantitative research are explored through a mix of projects incorporating the Market Research Center at the Stillman School of Business.

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  • Pastoral Music Ministry

    Students are required to take 12 credits (5 courses) to earn the Certificate in Pastoral Music Ministry.

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  • Russian and East European Studies

    The College of Arts and Sciences offers an undergraduate certificate program on Russia and East Europe, a broad multidisciplinary course of study leading to a certificate of proficiency in Russian and East European studies.

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  • Supply Chain Management (SCM)

    The Supply Chain Certificate program targets students who can contribute to various parts of the supply chain by means of specializations obtained during their higher education. The certificate provides a practical understanding of the principles of supply chain management and helps students develop an understanding of both analytic and technical methods which can be applied to optimize these systems.

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Professional Development


  • Applied Behavior Analysis

    The Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis prepares candidates to work with individuals with developmental disabilities, behavioral disorders, and other disabilities in various settings including public and private special education settings, clinics, hospitals, and residential treatment facilities. It provides a balance between rigorous academics, scholarship, and clinical experience, preparing candidates to be practitioners and researchers in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis.

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  • Balanced Leadership Boot Camp

    On the highway of corporate America, leadership is an active responsibility not a passive duty. This means providing your constituents – customers, contributors and owners – with the Balanced Leadership™ they need to successfully reach their desired goals in concert with those of the organization. Maintaining balance optimizes performance. Balance leadership requires constant reflection and recalibration in terms of the way you and others think, act and feel.

    Rocky Romanella, an accomplished CEO, has the rare ability to have a clear vision of the destination and the passion to share strategies to drive desired results, including communication skills to develop a highly-motivated and balanced work environment. Romanella joins management development expert Nick Kochek for a two-part program exploring Balanced Leadership.

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  • Get Hired Boot Camp

    Whether you’re searching for that first job, or making a late career transition, today’s competitive job market requires a contemporary perspective on how to best present yourself in order to leverage maximum impact. Yesterday’s methods may not be the best way to find your next opportunity. You need a plan—and a strategy to attack it efficiently and proactively.

    The Get Hired Boot Camp, a one day workday workshop for first time-job hunters, and mid-career changers, will give you the tools it takes to translate your value to meet the needs of a prospective employer. The workshop is taught by Bob Franco, a recognized thought leader with expertise in organizational change and strategy.

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  • Healthy Lifestyles for Individuals with ASD

    This workshop, sponsored by Seton Hall’s College of Education and Human Services, will address the application of evidenced-based behavioral strategies to promote healthy lifestyles for individuals with ASD.

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  • Intermediate Social Media

    Learn best practices for using social media and developing rich content tailored to different platforms. Discover smart strategies for managing social media that will allow you to engage effectively with the audiences you are aiming to reach.

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  • Market Research Certificate

    Two self-paced Online Market Research Courses (Qualitative and Quantitative Market Research) will be offered for interested external (non-Seton Hall University) audiences beginning in October 2017. Each course will require approximately 40 hours to complete and must be successfully completed within 90 days of registration.

    The successful completion of each course provides a certificate in that respective subject and Continuing Education Professional Studies units (CEPS) from Seton Hall University. Participants will earn a Comprehensive Market Research Certification – Level 1.

    In addition, we will offer Custom Market Research Workshops. These customized market research workshops can be tailored to the unique needs of your company and its employees and can be delivered to your location. Please click on the appropriate link below to learn more about these opportunities.

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  • Marriage and Family Therapy

    The Professional Diploma in Marriage and Family Therapy is designed for professionals who have a license-eligible degree to become a marriage and family therapist, but who have not yet completed all the requisite courses for licensing as a marriage and family therapist or who wish to obtain specialized training before focusing on working with children, families and couples. License-eligible professions include psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists and psychiatric nurses.

    Seton Hall University offers the only graduate program in New Jersey specifically for professionals who have already obtained a license-eligible degree such as in psychology and social work.

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  • Northern New Jersey Working Together Conference

    The Working Together program promotes the positive, ongoing relationship between the tax practitioner community and the IRS. The annual meeting, open to both IRS employees and the practitioner community, has become a "mark your calendar" event for many NJ tax professionals. The intent is to engage in ongoing, meaningful dialogue aimed at improving our dealings with one another, thereby improving service to our common customer - the taxpayer public. The focus of the meeting will be on exam practices, collection initiatives, notices and letters from the IRS, estate and gift tax issues, Criminal Investigation Division projects, and updates on the Affordable Care Act.

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  • Social Media Boot Camp Introductory Sessions

    Need to ramp up your social media skills? Curious about how to use the various channels available? This two day boot camp is designed for those new to social media and need to understand these tools in greater depth.

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  • Sports & Exercise Psychology

    The Certificate in Sports and Exercise Psychology, offered through Seton Hall University's College of Education and Human Services, is designed to develop knowledge in the core biopsychosocial areas of sport and exercise psychology. The program provides students with a knowledge and foundation to work with athletes and athletic teams in wellness programs in corporate or medical settings, and in other health promotion areas. The program in Sports and Exercise Psychology is interdisciplinary, drawing upon the expertise and resources of the College's Department of Professional Psychology and Family Therapy and the School of Medical and Health Services Department of Physical Therapy. Certificate courses partially meet requirements of the Association for Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology Provisional Certified Consultant.

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  • Strategic Influencing

    One of the key components of leadership is having the ability to affect outcomes. Whether negotiating a fee structure for a new project, managing client expectations, recruiting employees, or partnering with colleagues, leaders need to build trust, gain support, and systematically influence results. But how does the process work? And how can influencing be applied strategically in different situations?

    Lee E. Miller, an accomplished trainer in the field of leadership, influencing and negotiating, heads a series of fall workshops on Strategic Influencing. The program takes place at Seton Hall University's South Orange campus.

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  • The Caribbean Summit

    Seton Hall University is proud to host a day dedicated to exploring leadership, tourism, education, the arts and investment opportunities in the Caribbean region. We will also address how organizations can fulfill contractual obligations and maintain business operations in the aftermath of natural disasters.

    Stretched across a million square miles of land and sea, we recognize that the Caribbean is a diverse community of countries, cultures and people bound together by shared history and common challenges.  Blessed with unparalleled natural beauty, but beset by susceptibility to nature's elements, external economic shocks and the comparative size of its individual states, it is understood that the Caribbean has struggled to attract the constant attention of the international community.  

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  • Why Values Matter

    Leadership training expert Rocky Romanella, believes that "Leadership is not a passive duty -- it is an active responsibility. This means providing people with the leadership they need to successfully reach their desired goals in concert with those in the organization."

    On Friday, March 24 from 1 – 5:00pm, Romanella, former president and general manager of UPS Supply Chain Solutions leads a CEPS professional development seminar entitled, Why Values Matter. The program was developed by Romanella to inspire and empower business and organizational leaders who are interested in learning how to establish a values-oriented organizational culture that exceeds personal, team, and institutional goals.

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  • Writing Tutorials and Grammar Series

    Refresh your knowledge of grammar, expand your editing and revision skills, and gain more confidence in your ability to write persuasively with two courses designed for anyone who wishes to communicate more effectively in writing.

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