In addition to degrees, the School of Professional & Continuing Studies offers a variety of credit and noncredit certificates through its Evening School and Office of Community and Professional Education.
The Value of a Certificate
A certificate program may be an efficient way to advance your career.
- Expand your expertise when the time commitment necessary to complete a degree program is not an option.
- Our programs are designed to fit into the schedules of busy professionals.
- A certificate program offers in-depth knowledge and unique insights in specific fields of study.
- Achieve specific career goals and acquaint yourself with the latest skills, knowledge and trends.
- Academic Certificate students earn a diploma and college credit.
- Professional Certificate students earn a certificate of completion and continuing education units.
All academic certificates are recognized as degree programs by the University of Richmond. Review information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the programs, and other important information.
- Teacher Licensure Preparation – requires an undergraduate degree and offers 16 to 19 graduate credit hours of education courses along with 14 hours of student teaching and related seminar credit.
- Educational Leadership and Policy Studies – requires a master's degree and 3 years of professional experience; offers classroom and practicum experience to become a school leader in Virginia.
- Human Resource Management – requires 18 graduate credit hours from among HRM and related courses.
- Information Systems – requires an undergraduate degree and offers 21 undergraduate credit hours from among ISYS and related courses, including the capstone course.
- Paralegal Studies – requires an undergraduate degree and offers 21 undergraduate credit hours from legal assistant and law courses, including the capstone course.
We also offer a variety of noncredit certificate programs through Think Again, our catalog of personal enrichment and professional development classes. These include:
- Certified Financial Planner™ certification coursework
- Certified Massage Therapist™ certification coursework
- Center for Culinary Arts
- Environmental Stewardship & Sustainable Design
- Interior Decorating
- Institute on Philanthropy
We also offer additional professional certificates in a variety of fields, including adjunct faculty, home inspection and customer service, along with online professional certificates through partnerships with JER Online and Gatlin Education Services. These certificates are awarded by the partner institution.
- Admissions procedures vary by certificate program. Review admissions and registration procedures for the school, or check each program's description for detailed instructions.
- Review SPCS tuition and aid information, for details on fees, payments, and financial aid.
- Contact us to request information about these and other SPCS programs.
Special Programs Building
28 Westhampton Way
University of Richmond, VA 23173
Phone: (804) 289-8133
Fax: (804) 289-8138
Front Desk Hours
Monday–Thursday: 8:30 am–7:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 am–5:00 p.m.
The office is closed for all University holidays unless otherwise noted.
Contact a faculty or staff member.