A graduate certificate is a short and supplemental course of study intended for professional development. They are available in a wide variety of industries, with some of the most popular being in business, transportation, health care and metalwork.
Graduate certificates are suitable for people who already have an undergraduate degree and are looking to specialize in a particular career path. However, an undergraduate degree is not a prerequisite and many people undertake a graduate certificate in simple pursuit of personal interests.
Owing to their relatively short duration of around one year, graduate certificates are particularly well-suited, for those wishing to quickly enhance their earning potential.