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Advanced School Mental Health Practice

Post-Graduate Certificate: This post-master's certificate program equips mental health professionals to better affect positive psychosocial development of their student clients. Primary takeaways from the program will include:

  • Fostering collaboration between schools and families
  • Implementing strength-based interventions in schools
  • Advocating for whole-school interventions
  • Becoming more data-driven and evidence informed as School-Based Mental Health Practitioners.

This program consists of 15 credit hours, including two synchronous courses and two required asynchronous online courses, and one hybrid elective class (combining online learning and a weekend Education Immersion experience) in Advanced School Mental Health Practice. Learn more.

Bioethics & Health Policy

Graduate Certificate: Offered by the Neiswanger Institute, the Bioethics & Health Policy certificate program requires the completion of 12 credits (four courses), including: Clinical Bioethics, and at least one of the following: Biomedical Ethics and the Law, Justice in Health Care, or Principles of Healthcare Ethics. Learn more.

Business Communication

Undergraduate Certificate: The Business Communication Certificate is designed for students interested in internal communications, executive communications, marketing, public relations and messaging strategy. Students will be trained in theoretical principles and best practices in communicating with a variety of audiences and situations.

This certificate is ideal for those seeking roles in marketing, public relations, human resources, project management and sales. Learn more.

Computer Science

Undergraduate Certificate: The Certificate in Computer Science is a non-degree course of study for anyone interested in acquiring the state of the art knowledge and skills such as Java programming, object-oriented software development, networks and telecommunications, web development, and database management.

Students can begin the program with a minimal understanding of computers and finish this program with skills to master the rapid development of computer technologies. Learn more.

Healthcare Informatics

Graduate Certificate: This completely online certificate program is ideal for BSN nurses, physicians, dietitians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and others. Students transform clinical data into information that can be used to enhance patient care outcomes. Learn more.

International Baccalaureate Certificate in Teaching and Learning Primary Years Programme

Post-Graduate Certificate: The International Baccalaureate Organization has recognized the Bachelor of Science in Education and the Master of Education at Loyola University Chicago as meeting all the academic requirements of the IB certificate in teaching and learning in the Primary Years Programme (grades K-5). Undergraduate and graduate teacher candidates in the School of Education enrolled in the elementary (grades 1-6) teacher preparation program areas are eligible to be IB certified – PYP. Learn more.

International Baccalaureate Certificate in Teaching and Learning Middle Years Programme

Post-Graduate Certificate: The International Baccalaureate Organization has recognized the Bachelor of Science in Education and the Master of Education at Loyola University Chicago as meeting all the academic requirements of the IB certificate in teaching and learning in the Middle Years Programme (grades 6-10). Undergraduate and graduate teacher candidates in the School of Education enrolled in the middle (grades 5-8) teacher preparation program areas are eligible to be IB certified - MYP. Learn more.

Leading Inclusive Catholic Schools

Post-Graduate Certificate: This certificate program aims to build both the knowledge and experiential base of Catholic school principals and teacher leaders to develop school-wide systems, structures and practices to support all learners. For many Catholic school leaders, professional preparation in the areas of exceptionality, special education law and procedure, and interventions/accommodations has been limited. In order to increase the knowledge base in these areas, the Certificate in Leading Inclusive Catholic Schools has been created. Learn more.

Oncology Nursing

Graduate Certificate: The online certificate program in Oncology Nursing is designed for nurse practitioners, other advanced practice nurses, and BSN nurses wishing to advance their oncology skills. This 9-course program covers the continuum of cancer care—genetic risk assessment and testing, primary prevention, acute care, and palliative care. Learn more.

Outcomes Performance Management

Graduate Certificate: This 12 semester-hour online certificate examines the relationship between policy development and performance management, study measurement techniques, and design a quality infrastructure within their organization. Learn more.

Population-Based Infection Control & Environmental Safety

Graduate Certificate: The certificate program prepares nursing and other health care leaders to recognize and manage emerging infections, environmental hazards, and threats of bioterrorism. The program is completely online and is open to BSN or MSN prepared nurses and baccalaureate students in other related fields. Learn more.

Post-Master's Advanced Oncology Certificate

Post-Graduate Certificate: Post-Master’s Advanced Oncology Certificate: This program is for the MSN-prepared nurse (e.g., entry-level, CNL, MSN in education) who wants to become an advanced practice nurse (APN) with specialization in oncology. The credits/course requirements will vary based on applicant’s prior education, and typically include the 3 Ps (physical assessment, pharmacology and physiology/pathophysiology) as well as specialty courses (10 credits in oncology care), as well as supervised clinical practica in order to achieve a minimum of 500 hours of advanced practice clinical. Learn more.

Organizational Development and Leadership

Undergraduate Certificate: The Organizational Development and Leadership Certificate is designed for students who want to learn more about the theories, research and practical applications of organizational development and leadership, while developing the communication skills needed for effective interpersonal and team leadership and decision-making. Students will have the choice of the fully online option, the fully on-campus option, or some combination of the two.

Organizational Psychology

Undergraduate Certificate: The Organizational Psychology certificate provides training on social psychology, personality studies and industrial psychology. This certificate is designed for those pursing careers involving worker productivity, assessment, training and human resources. Learn more.

Privacy Law

Graduate Certificate: This standalone certificate program offers training to legal and non-legal professionals in laws and policies in privacy, an increasingly important area of law. Certificate courses focus on privacy law in the United States and globally. Students who successfully complete the Certificate in Privacy Law Program may be eligible to apply to Loyola’s online Master of Jurisprudence (“MJ”) or Masters of Laws (“LLM”) programs in health law or business law. Learn more.

Public Relations in a Digital World

Undergraduate Certificate: The certificate in Public Relations in a Digital World prepares students roles in advertising, public relations, marketing, media relations, or web design. Learn more.

School Discipline Reform

Graduate Certificate: The School of Law and School of Education at Loyola University offer an online certificate in School Discipline Reform for professionals committed to serving their students and their communities by understanding, shaping, and implementing prevention-oriented approaches to school discipline. This part-time program is designed to equip education professionals-superintendents, principals, other school and district-level administrators, school attorneys, discipline deans, school psychologists, school social workers, counselors, and other educators - with the tools and skills to needed to lead comprehensive initiatives to reduce the use of suspensions and expulsions and their adverse impacts on vulnerable students. Learn more.