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Stackable Graduate Certificates (Online)

Earn credentials that can impact your career immediately. 

Loyola University New Orleans offers online stackable certificate programs designed to provide students with in-demand career skills. Earn a certificate now, then apply the credits toward a graduate degree later.   

With a stackable certificate, you can: 

  • Refresh or develop new skills relevant to your current career.
  • Experience a new industry before committing to a career change.
  • Learn at your own pace and earn multiple credentials as you progress.

Explore Loyola’s Stackable Graduate Certificates

Find a stackable program that aligns with your career goals and interests. Each certificate is linked to one of Loyola's 100% online graduate degree programs. For questions about Loyola’s stackable certificates, request more information

Th criminal justice certificate provides an introduction to theories and research methodologies related to criminal behavior, crime prevention, and the systems that help us maintain a more lawful society. You’ll develop a strong foundation in the statistical methods required for careers in criminology and justice. 

Required Courses: 

  • CRIM A700 Theories of Criminal Behavior (3 credits)
  • CRIM A710 Research and Statistics Methods in Criminal Justice (3 credits)
  • CRIM A712 Statistics in Criminal Justice (3 credits)
  • A CRIM elective at the 700 or 800 level (3 credits)

Apply credits from this certificate to the master of criminology & justice program.

What role does social media play in a company’s marketing strategy? How can companies use social and digital analytics? How can companies use social media ethically? This certificate examines all of these questions and more, using the latest best practices and research. 

Required Courses: 

  • MKT B700 Strategic Marketing (3 credits) 
  • MKT B820 Digital Marketing & Analytics (3 credits) 
  • CMMN A782 Social Media (3 credits) 
  • CMMN A820 Corporate & Social Responsibility (3 credits)

Apply credits from this certificate to the master of business administration or master of science in marketing & communications programs.

Learn how to help businesses develop and incorporate more informed, ethical, and socially responsible communication strategies. In the strategic communication certificate, students are introduced to marketing and communications strategies that can help improve key metrics and provide a customer-centered experience.

Required Courses: 

  • MKT B700 Strategic Marketing (3 credits) 
  • CMMN A735 Ethics & Diversity (3 credits)
  • CMMN A810 Crisis Communication (3 credits) 
  • CMMN A820 Corporate & Social Responsibility (3 credits) 

Apply credits from this certificate to the master of science in marketing & communications program.

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How do stackable certificates work? 

Every stackable certificate program is aligned with a specific master’s program at Loyola. In addition to being a standalone certificate, all credits earned in a stackable certificate program can be transferred to apply toward the designated master’s program. Most stackable certificates require four to five courses total (12–15 credits) to complete.

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Earn your certificate online, on your time.

Loyola’s flexible online certificate programs allow you to complete your coursework around your schedule. Every course provides designated office hours so you can meet one-on-one with your professors to discuss your progress and ask questions. We offer multiple start dates throughout the year so you can start or continue your education without waiting a whole semester. 

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To get started, submit Loyola’s free online application—most students can complete it in 10 minutes or less. No GMAT or GRE required for admission to Loyola Online graduate certificate programs!