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Graduate Certificate Programs

Graduate certificates.

Accelerate Your Career

Graduate certificates offer many benefits in today's ever-changing economy. A short course of study, graduate certificates are designed to meet the needs of busy working professionals. Focused on a particular industry, these accelerated programs offer the graduate-level training and education you need to get ahead in your career. For more information about Rosemont's Graduate Certificates please review the information below. Once you find the certificate that is right for you, you can learn how to apply by reviewing our admission requirements here.

Most graduate certificate programs can be completed in nine months or less. They can be taken as stand-alone certificates, or as part of a Master's program, an as an extension of a Master's program. Most are offered in a convenient online format, other than Novel Writing which is offered on Rosemont's Main Campus in Rosemont, PA.

Rosemont also offers education certifications through our Department of Education. These include:

  • PK-12 Principal Certification 
    • Main Campus (4 Courses)
  • PK-12 ESL Certifications
    • Online (4 Courses)
  • PK-12 Reading Specialist 
    • Main Campus (4 Courses)
  • Post-Baccalaureate Pre K-4 Certification

To apply to an Education certification program, please complete our free online application.

Questions? Text or call our Admissions team: 610-595-5926

Four Courses

If you're interested in starting your own business, Rosemont College Online offers an accelerated Entrepreneurship Certificate. Our program offers course material that not only contributes to your success as a business person and entrepreneur, but also provides the tools you need to develop your business plan.

The program's courses explore research case studies, hands-on activities, class discussions, practice and powerful business tools.

Course offerings are specific to graduate-level MBA courses. The graduate certificate in entrepreneurship program is completed within nine months on the basis of completing four courses (12 total credit hours), which are offered in a seven-week, accelerated format.

Required courses:

  • MGT 6735: Business Plan I: Overview of the Entrepreneurial Adventure
  • MGT 6740: Business Plan II: Marketing and Financial Planning

Choose any two courses from the following options:

  • MGT 6745: Branding and Social Media
  • MBA 6620: Decision-Making Models and Strategies
  • MBA 6631: Managerial Accounting
  • MBA 6705: Markets, Globalization, and Culture

To apply to the Entrepreneurship Certificate program, please complete our free online application.

Questions? Text or call our Admissions team: 610-595-5926

Four Courses

The graduate Certificate in Forensic Psychology (non-clinical) is designed to train professionals to work with people within the criminal and civil justice systems, including civil, criminal and family court system.

Professionals who will benefit from this program including law enforcement, intelligence analysts, first responders, social workers, corrections officers, probation/ parole agents, mental health workers, nurses, disaster relief workers, CISM Teams members, public health and emergency management personnel.

The certificate is comprised of 4 master-level courses.

All students take the following 3-credit course:

  • PSY 6300: Contemporary Issues in Forensic Psychology

To round out the 4 courses, students choose 3 courses from the following options:

  • HLS 4133: The Psychology of Terrorism
  • PSY 6300: Contemporary Issues in Forensics
  • PSY 6345: Juvenile Justice: Delinquency and Development
  • CNS 6350: Offender Treatment
  • GCC 6200: Psychology and Sociology of Information Security

To apply to the Forensic Psychology Certificate program, please complete our free online application.

Questions? Text or call our Admissions team: 610-595-5926

Four Courses

The Healthcare Administration Certificate is designed for healthcare workers who hold non-administrative degrees and for administrative degree holders who have no healthcare experience and wish to seek employment in health care. The Healthcare Administration Certificate program can be completed in nine months or less on the basis of completing four courses (12 total credit hours), offered in seven-week, accelerated format.

Choose four courses from the following options:

  • HCA 6001: Healthcare Organization and Administration
  • HCA 6002: Economics of Healthcare and Public Policy
  • HCA 6003: Risk Management and Patient Affairs
  • HCA 6005: Psychosocial Aspects of Health
  • HCA 6006: Long-term Care Administration

To apply to the Healthcare Administration Certificate program, please complete our free online application.

Questions? Text or call our Admissions team: 610-595-5926

Four Courses

The Strategic Leadership Studies equips you with the knowledge, skills, experiences, attitudes, perspectives, and tools necessary to understand the broad-based concepts associated with leadership in a variety of individual, organizational, and community settings in an ever-changing, pluralistic, global society.

Course offerings are specific to graduate level MBA courses. The certificate can be completed in nine months or less on the basis of completing four courses (12 total credit hours), offered in seven-week, accelerated format.

Choose four courses from the following options:

  • MSL 6625: Organizational Psychology and Behavior
  • MSL 6670: Leading Change for Innovation and Alignment
  • MSL 6710: Globalization and Cultural Negotiation
  • MSL 6730: Developing a Learning Organization for the Knowledge-Based Economy
  • MSL 6600: Leadership Fundamentals: Ethical Leadership & Values-Driven Organizations

To apply to the Strategic Leadership Certificate program, please complete our free online application.

Questions? Text or call our Admissions team: 610-595-5926

Four Courses

The Human Resource Management certificate can be completed in nine months or less on the basis of completing four courses (12 total credit hours), offered in seven-week, accelerated format.

Choose four courses from the following options:

  • HRM 6000: Organizational Strategy and Tactical Planning in Human Resources
  • HRM 6010: Strategic Talent Management, Training, and Development
  • HRM 6020: Human Resources Responsibility in Organizational Culture and Change
  • HRM 6030: Legal and Ethical Human Resource Issues
  • HRM 6040: Contemporary Issues in Human Resource Management Practice

To apply to the Human Resource Management Certificate program, please complete our free online application.

Questions? Text or call our Admissions team: 610-595-5926

Four Courses

The Homeland Security and Emergency Management Certificate prepares you to analyze, mitigate and manage the complex issues related to natural and human-made disasters in an accelerated and student-centered environment. Gain  a competitive advantage in developing a solid foundation of knowledge and skills to assume leadership roles in emergency management, homeland security and/or public policy.

The Rosemont College Homeland Security and Emergency Management program is affiliated with the Center for Homeland Defense and Security’s University and Agency Partnership Initiative facilitated by the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California and the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Higher Education Program. 

The certificate requires 12 credit hours and can be completed in nine months or less, with courses offered in an accelerated seven-week format. It is offered completely online.

Required course:

  • HLS 3100 Introduction to Homeland Security

Choose three courses from the following options:

  • HLS 3028: Comparative Government for Homeland Security
  • HLS 3210: The Unconventional Threat to Homeland Security
  • HLS 3660: Critical Infrastructure: Vulnerability Analysis and Protection
  • HLS 4133: The Psychology of Terrorism
  • HLS 4156: Intelligence for Homeland Security
  • HLS 4239: Human Rights and Social Justice in the Age of Terrorism
  • HLS 4881: Multi-disciplinary Approaches to Homeland Security
  • HLS 4010: Technology for Homeland Security

To apply to the Homeland Security and Emergency Management Certificate program, please complete our free online application.

Questions? Text or call our Admissions team: 610-595-5926

Five Courses

It’s been said that as many as 90% of Americans feel that they have book inside them. It’s also been said that as many as 97% of would be authors never finish their manuscript. Whatever the real statistics are, the fact is writing a novel is hard and lonely work. The Rosemont College MFA program is here to offer would-be novelists a proven opportunity to help you finish your novel with our Novel Writing Certificate Program. 

The course sequence is designed to take you from idea to completed manuscript with an opportunity to work one-on-one with a dedicated manuscript mentor. The courses are part of the MFA program, so you will have the benefit of the larger MFA community of writers on whom you can draw support and inspiration.

The required courses run in sequence but can be taken in any order and are for 14 weeks during the traditional semester (15 total credit hours). Most elective courses run on the traditional 14 week schedule, but some are accelerated, like the summer and winter retreats and the six-week summer courses. 

Required courses:

  • CRW 7435: Novel Craft (Fall) 
  • CRW 7134: Constructing the Novel (Spring) 
  • CRW 7165: Novel Writing Workshop (Fall) 
  • Independent Mentorship (Spring) 

Elective courses:
Anything from the MFA Program Including: 

  • CRW 7185: Winter Writing Seminar (International Retreat) 
  • CRW 7175: Summer Writing Seminar (Summer Retreat) 
  • CRW 7100 Fiction Workshop 
  • CRW 7444: Content and Form in Fiction

To apply to the Novel Writing Certificate program, please complete our free online application.

Questions? Text or call our Admissions team: 610-595-5926