Advanced Certificates | Professional Certificates | Open University Certificates

Whether your goal is graduate school, career development, or exploring a new interest, SDSU Global Campus offers dozens of certificate programs to help you go further.

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* This program contains in-person components which are currently being held online due to COVID-19 restrictions.

You can earn three different types of certificates through SDSU Global Campus:

Advanced Certificates

Advanced Certificates are graduate-level academic SDSU certificates that require matriculation/admission to San Diego State University, much like a degree. This means that these certificate programs require an application to SDSU in order to register for courses.

Advanced Certificates

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Professional Certificates

From construction and forensics to hospitality and teaching abroad, SDSU Global Campus offers 20 unique Professional Certificate programs designed to help you advance your career on your busy schedule. Courses in these certificate programs are open to all, no application required. You can even earn transfer or professional development credit for select programs.

Professional Certificates

In addition to our professional certificate programs, SDSU Global Campus offers several certificate programs that are designed for exclusive audiences and are not open to all. While these certificate programs don’t require a formal application to SDSU, the admission process for these programs is unique, and you should ensure that you meet all recommended prerequisites before signing up for courses. Please visit the pages below for program-specific details.

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Open University Certificates

With Open University, you can take undergraduate- and graduate-level college classes at SDSU on a space-available basis without applying to the University. SDSU has more than 200 online college courses to choose from across dozens of subjects, including business, marketing, computer science, history, and education.

By taking certain course sequences, you can earn an Open University Certificate from SDSU. Please visit the program pages below for more information on course sequences.

Open University Certificates

Click here to learn more about Open University Certificate programs.

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