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Further your education with a graduate certificate.

For busy professionals, getting a graduate-level certificate can help you advance your education and hone a specific marketable skill – without the time or financial commitment of a full graduate degree. If you do decide to pursue a graduate degree, we'll be here: some credits earned through certificates count toward our programs.

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Certificate Offerings

To learn about your courses, course formats, how long the certificate will take to complete and further details, visit each certificate's individual page.


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Approved by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction for athletic coaching preparation, our coaching certification features a field experience to help prepare you.

Delivery: In-person

Science & Engineering

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Applied Bioinformatics

Applied Bioinformatics represents the marriage between science and computing. In this certificate, get relevant training to gain entry into professional bioinformatics positions.

Delivery: Online

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Biodiversity & Conservation Science

With this certificate, you can develop a deeper understanding of the science behind biodiversity to create more effective conservation efforts that can preserve our planet.

Delivery: Online

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Conservation Data Management Analysis

Learn how to wield data to gain valuable insights into the effectiveness of conservation strategies. With your expertise, more informed decisions are made to cultivate a better environment.

Delivery: Online

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Conservation Leadership, Policy and Management

Conservation features many different facets, including human and cultural elements. Through this certificate, you’ll learn how to lead and engage the community to champion sustainable efforts.

Delivery: Online

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Data Science

Whether you want to go on to earn a master’s degree in Data Science or stick with the certificate, you’ll strengthen skills to thrive in our data-driven world.

Delivery: Online

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Foundations of Biodiversity Conservation and Management

A solid foundation means you build better. Learn the major issues within our field, how these issues are researched and more skills that leaders in conservation need to know.

Delivery: Online


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Climate Leadership

The Graduate Certificate in Climate Leadership focuses on the principles of sustainability, climate science and leadership. Students will learn the fundamentals of sustainability and climate science in management, behavior and development of organizations, and the principles of corporate social responsibility. 

Delivery: Online

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Sustainability & Well-Being

Drawing on UW-Green Bay's roots as an Eco-U™, this certificate focuses on the fundamentals of sustainability and wellbeing, behavior and development of organizations, and principles of corporate social responsibility.

Delivery: Online

Government & Nonprofit 

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Emergency Management, Planning & Administration

The first of its kind in the state of Wisconsin, our certificate responds to and anticipates challenges that continue to affect our region and our world.

Delivery: Online

Environmental, social & governance

ESG Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in ESG focuses on the principles of environment, social and governance (ESG) and its practical application across organizations. Students will learn the fundamentals of ESG components, reporting, tracking, and application. 

Delivery: Online

Healthcare & Human Services

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Foundations of Health & Wellness

This Foundations of Health and Wellness graduate certificate offers individuals from a variety of professional backgrounds the opportunity to study important health and well-being principles and practices. This certificate examines the many different aspects of health and provides the tools necessary to be able to find reliable health information. Students in this program will learn what it means to be an agent of change and how to apply evidence-based practices to effectively address the health needs of a population. 

Delivery: Online

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Improving Health with Data & Policy

The Improving Health with Data and Policy graduate certificate will provide students with the critical skills needed to better identify and address health issues using a data informed strategy. Students will be given the tools needed to collect, evaluate, and communicate health data to a variety of audiences. Students will examine how policies, regulations, and healthcare systems impact health outcomes and health equity. 

Delivery: Online

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Leadership in Health & Wellness

This Leadership in Health and Wellness graduate certificate will prepare individuals to become wellness leaders at all levels by giving them the knowledge and tools needed to effectively plan, implement and evaluate well-being initiatives. Students in this program will learn critically important skills for engaging and leading a team of stakeholders and promoting a culture of well-being in a variety of settings. 

Delivery: Online

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Nursing Leadership & Management

The complexity and constant changes in today’s healthcare environment require transformational leadership, knowledge and skills for nurses in leadership or management roles. With this certificate, registered nurses are prepared for these challenges.

Delivery: Online

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Nutrition & Integrated Health

Increase your ability to help people by advancing your education and deepening your understanding of the relationship between diet, lifestyle and health.

Delivery: Online

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School Social Work

The UW-Green Bay School Social Work Certificate prepares social workers to apply for licensure with the state of Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and obtain employment in a K-12 Wisconsin school.

Delivery: Hybrid

Marci Hoffman, Graduate Programs Manager

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Need more information about our certificate offerings? Contact Marci Hoffman, Graduate Programs Manager.

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