Full-time or part-time, or online
For Boston campus students, there are three entry terms each year in January, May, and September. For online students, there are six entry terms throughout the year.
12–15 credits for Boston campus students. The minimum required number of credits to earn your certificate is 12, however many students select to take an additional elective in order to broaden their expertise. International students must complete a total of 15 credits. Online students will complete 12 credits.
Courses are offered weeknights, Monday–Thursday, on our Boston campus or 100% online.
Time to Complete
Campus-based students may be complete the program in as few as three semesters or spread out as long as three years. Online students may complete their certificate in two semesters or up to two years. The length of the program may depend on your course selections. International students must complete 15 credits over an eight-month period to be visa compliant.
Degrees are conferred in May, August, and December with a graduation ceremony held at the end of the spring term. Learn more about commencement.
Graduate certificate programs do not require a GRE or GMAT score for admission.
F-1 visa compliant?
Full-time study is compliant with F-1 visa requirements. Online study is not compliant.
Curricular Practical Training (CPT)
CPT is not offered at this time.
Optional Practical Training (OPT)
Yes. International students on an F-1 visa that study on our Boston campus for one year may become eligible to work in the U.S. for up to 12 months after completing their program.
Online study is not eligible for OPT.
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“Without having a formal education in the field, my knowledge was limited to my experiences. I wanted to learn more about marketing and earn a graduate certificate to provide myself access to more career opportunities in the future.” says Danielle Cochran, Graduate Certificate in Marketing'21
“The professors are captivating, they go beyond just teaching you the syllabus. Classes at D'Amore-McKim are like nothing I have ever experienced before. Not only do we learn things from the professor but they continually engage students in the conversation so that we all learn from each other as well” says Dyduch.