Graduate Certificates

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Since 1955, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has served working professionals who have developed advanced competencies - while on the job - to lead today’s most technical industries. More than 20,000 alumni have moved their careers forward sooner as a result. 

That history continues today: Rensselaer is proud to introduce its Graduate Certificate Programs for Working Professionals: three course, nine credit hour certificates that deliver cutting-edge knowledge gained via project work from the field that directly applies to one’s career while adding value to the employer. 

The Advantages of a Certificate

These certificates are designed for the very motivated, rising stars of any organization or industry, who are inspired by change;

  • a promotion,
  • advanced interest,
  • a renewed area of expertise,
  • a curiosity that could positively shift one’s role at work.

Begin a certificate in January, May, or August and finish in as little as 7 months or, work at your own pace, balancing work and life commitments.

Our advanced digital interface – The RensselaerStudio - allows you to develop specific abilities with greater confidence – wherever you are in the world today, or tomorrow.

Your projects have real-world applications and involve the context of your work, helping you to perfect your abilities while simultaneously providing value back to your employer.

Rensselaer’s Faculty Practitioners work closely with you, developing projects that showcase your mastery at work, while providing industry expertise, advice, mentorship, and encouragement.

All certificates are “for credit” – so they count. Completing certificates can then be applied towards specific graduate degrees for working professionals.

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