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Online certificates & individual courses

Want to expand your career options? Our graduate or post-graduate certificates and individual courses provide specialized knowledge to add to your skill-set and potentially differentiate you in the job market.

Dive Deep: Specialize in an Area of Interest

Certificates often take less time to complete than a degree program. A new credential and fresh knowledge may speed up your ability to advance your career. Whether that means taking on more challenging projects, going for a promotion, or seeking a new position in another company, earning a certificate may help act as stepping stone between your current job and your goals.

Online graduate certificates

Area of study

Learning format

bachelors 26,1,2,7,8,10
doctoral 8,12,7,2,10,26,9,1,25
certificate 2,10,9,7,8
masters 25,8,12,2,1,10,26,9,7
bachelors 2,7,1,10,8
doctoral 2,10,25,12
masters 8,2,10,7

Individual courses

Move closer towards your goals, one course at a time. Take an individual Capella course in subject areas including counseling, psychology, nursing, business, and more.

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Ready to get started? We’re ready for you. Chat with an enrollment counselor or apply now to take the first step on the journey toward your future.

Happy Grads

92% of alumni are satisfied with their Capella education.*

Capella Alumni

94% of alumni agree Capella provided the flexibility they needed to pursue their degree.*

*Alumni Outcomes Survey, 2021-2022

"A certificate sets you apart in the job market. It’s a way to differentiate yourself, a way to grow your expertise. Earning a certificate makes you more marketable.”

Leigh Johnson Capella University Product Manager

Ready to Earn a Certificate?

Our comprehensive University Guide provides information designed to help you choose your online program.

Why earn a certificate with Capella?

A graduate, or postgraduate certificate can set you apart with updated skills for employers to notice.

Put your skills into action

A combination of theoretical coursework and practical knowledge puts you in position to apply your knowledge directly in the field.

Rigorous, not impossible

Our curriculum equips you to challenge your mind and advance your field, preparing you to reach your goals.

Learn from Faculty Experts

Our scholar-practitioner faculty can provide valuable support throughout your certificate program.

Ways to Save

Grants, scholarships, military benefits and employer tuition reimbursements may be available to help you pay for your certificate. Talk with one of our financial aid advisors today.

Certificate and individual course admission requirements

Graduate certificate programs

  • Bachelor’s degree from an institution accredited by a U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting agency or an internationally recognized institution
  • Your official transcripts, minimum grade point average of 2.3 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Some programs have additional requirements

Additional Certificate Information

3 Reasons to Earn a Certificate Alongside Your Online Degree

Update your skills in short-term programs that pack a punch.

Yes, You Can Take an Individual College Course Online

You may know Capella for its degree programs. But individual courses are also available.

Ready for the next step?

Learning online doesn't mean going it alone. Help is here. From faculty, coaches, advisors and more. Plus a supportive community of students who are as passionate about their careers as you are about yours.