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Education for Working Professionals

Graduate Certificates for Working Professionals

Since 1955, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Hartford, CT campus 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 and nine credit hour certificates that deliver cutting-edge knowledge gained via project work from the field that directly applies to one’s career objectives.

The certificates are designed for the very motivated, rising stars of any organization or industry, who are inspired by change; a promotion, advanced interest, or renewed area of expertise, a curiosity that could positively shift one’s role at work. Moreover, the programs’ digital interface allows professionals to develop specific abilities with greater confidence – wherever they are in the world today or tomorrow.

Rensselaer’s scholar/practitioner faculty work closely with certificate students who complete projects that showcase developing mastery at work. All certificates are “for credit” – so they count. Completing certificates can then be added towards specific graduate degrees for working professionals.