Dec 01, 2021  
2021-2022 UMass Dartmouth Graduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 UMass Dartmouth Graduate Catalog

Certificate Programs


The university offers a variety of certificate programs of interest to students who have completed bachelor’s degrees.

Certificate Programs within Colleges

UMass Dartmouth offers an expanding list of graduate certificate programs within departments. Please review the appropriate sections of this Catalogue for information. Each of the programs listed here require at least an earned baccalaureate degree in an appropriate field.

College of Arts and Sciences —

Graduate Certificates in

  • Professional Writing (English Department)
  • Applied Behavior Analysis Post-Master’s (Psychology Department)
  • Educational Policy (online) (Public Policy Department)
  • Environmental Policy (online) (Public Policy Department)
  • Public Management (online) (Public Policy Department)

School of Education —

Graduate Certificate in

  • Education ESL PreK-12 (STEM Education and Teacher Development Department)

Charlton College of Business —

Graduate Certificates in

  • Accounting (online also available) (Accounting and Finance Department)
  • Business Analytics (online also available) (Interdepartmental)
  • Business Foundations (pre-MBA) (online also available) (Interdepartmental)
  • Finance (online also available) (Accounting and Finance Department)
  • International Business (online) (Interdeparmental)
  • Marketing (Management and Marketing Department)
  • Organizational Leadership (online) (Management and Marketing Department)
  • Supply Chain Mangement (online also available) (Interdepartmental)

College of Engineering —

Graduate Certificates in

  • Computer Networks and Distributed Systems (Computer Science Department)
  • Computer Science (online also available) (Computer Science Department)
  • Software Development and Design (Computer Science Department)
  • Acoustics (Electrical and Computer Engineering Department)
  • Communications (Electrical and Computer Engineering Department)
  • Cybersecurity (Electrical and Computer Engineering Department)
  • Digital Signal Processing (Electrical and Computer Engineering Department)
  • Electrical Engineering Systems (Electrical and Computer Engineering Department)
  • Radio Frequency Photonics Engineering (Electrical and Computer Engineering Department)
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering (Mechanical Engineering Department)
  • Computer Systems (Computer Science and Electrical & Computer Engineering Departments)

College of Nursing and Health Sciences —  

Graduate Certificate in

  • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

College of Visual and Performing Arts —

Graduate Certificates in

  • Artisanry - options in Ceramics, Fibers, Jewelry/Metals and Wood/Furniture Design (Art + Design Department)
  • Fine Arts- options in Drawing, Painting, Printmaking and Sculpture (Art + Design Department)
  • Design - option in Design (Art + Design Department)

Interdisciplinary Certificate Programs

  • Pre-Law Preparation is an advisory program rather than a major. Working with the advisor, students evaluate their previous academic preparation and work to strengthen abilities and fill in gaps through a combination of additional coursework, review and practice for entrance examinations. Students who have completed a bachelor’s degree are welcome to attend as non-degree students to enhance their preparation for law school. Contact Amy Vaughan-Thomas, Pre-Law Advisor, 508-985-1162, avaughanthomas@umassd.edu.
  • Pre-Medical Preparation (which includes preparation for medical, dental, or veterinary careers) is an advisory program rather than a major. Working with the advisor, students evaluate their previous academic preparation and work to strengthen abilities and fill in gaps through a combination of additional coursework, review and practice for entrance examinations. Contact Frank Scarano, Department of Medical Laboratory Science, 508-999-9239 or fscarano@umassd.edu.

Professional Teaching Licensure Program

If you are interested in teaching and also earning a graduate degree, two avenues are open to you at UMass Dartmouth:

  • If interested specifically at the secondary level; Biology, Chemistry, English, French, General Science, History, Mathematics, Physics, Political Science/Political Philosophy, Portuguese or Spanish, you may pursue the graduate MAT program leading to the Master of Arts in Teaching degree. This program is intended for those who already hold the Initial Licensure for teaching and will qualify you for Professional Licensure. See the MAT section of this catalogue.
  • If interested in art teaching, you may pursue the graduate Art Education program, leading to the Master of Art Education degree. This program, which leads to Professional Licensure, is open to those who already hold the Initial Licensure for teaching and also offers an option for concurrent preparation for Initial and Professional Licensure.  See the Art Education section of this catalogue.

To learn specifically about opportunities for teaching licensure in Music, consult the Music section in the Undergraduate Catalogue and/or contact the UMass Dartmouth Music Department at 508-999-8568.