Online Graduate Certificates

A quick path to a better career

With an O’Neill certificate, you can gain valuable skills and credentials for the public and nonprofit sectors while testing out our graduate-level courses.

Credits earned through any O’Neill graduate certificate can be applied toward our top-ranked Master of Public Affairs program.

O'Neill certificates consist of:

3required courses

See MPA course offerings

15credit hours

1year to complete

Is a certificate the right option for you?

Our online graduate certificates in nonprofit management, public management, and public and nonprofit evaluation are excellent options for gaining practical skills or advancing your career in one of these specialized areas.  

Like our Online MPA, O’Neill’s online certificates are designed for experienced working professionals who need added flexibility. Classes are delivered asynchronously, allowing you to complete coursework when it best suits your schedule.  

Since our certificates are stackable and can be applied toward the O’Neill MPA, they’re a great first step if your long-term goals include earning a master’s degree.  

Residential certificates

Additional O’Neill graduate certificates are offered on our Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses.