Academic Certificates

It’s never too late to return to school and expand your skillset.

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Ignite your spark. Make your mark. 

Whatever your reason for returning to school, we can help you take the next step.

At the University of Richmond School of Professional and Continuing Studies, we understand the value of continuing education and the impact it can have on your professional development and career advancement plans. That’s why we offer academic certificates at undergraduate and graduate levels to keep you on the cutting edge of theory and practice.

With an academic certificate, you can complete a new credential quickly while adding skills, knowledge and abilities to help you advance your career or start a new one. A certificate may help you meet requirements for master’s degree programs. 

Returning to school also gives you the power to change your path, explore your passion, discover your purpose and refuel your future. 

Undergraduate Certificates

Our undergraduate certificates require an earned bachelor’s degree for admission.

Graduate Certificates

Our graduate certificates require an earned bachelor’s or master’s degree for admission.

We keep our our tuition rates competitive, comparable to many state institutions, making our programs affordable for adults. Undergraduate tuition is just $575 (undergraduate) or $721 (graduate) per semester hour* with no hidden activities or technology fees (review annual cost of attendance). Our classes are held in the evening, convenient for part-time students.

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Your degree on your terms

calendar iconThe University of Richmond combines the resources of a private liberal arts college with the scheduling needs of working professionals. In-person classes are scheduled in the evenings on the University of Richmond campus, located conveniently in Richmond’s near West End with ample parking and all-night library access. Online and hybrid classes can take advantage of distance support from across campus while studying.

Workplace Relevant

transfer iconOur classes are normally taught by adjuncts, and that’s no accident. Our professors are experienced professionals in their fields who also have earned academic and teaching credentials. They practice at their workplaces what they teach in their classrooms. As a result, our classes combine theory with real-world experience to provide you a practical education that’s immediately applicable to your workplace.

For less than expected

payment iconOur degree programs offer you the personalized attention and small classes size of a private university at a price that compares favorably with a public education. Our tuition rates are $575* per undergraduate and $721* per graduate credit hour. Scholarships are available and our degrees qualify for financial aid. Parking for on-campus programs costs $70/year. We don’t charge add-on fees.

*Based on 2023-24 rates. Review annual cost of attendance (COA) for SPCS degree-seeking students.

Career services for life

career services iconLike education, we consider career planning to be a lifelong pursuit. We provide students with a comprehensive approach to career development by facilitating their education, preparation, and connection to alumni and employers, all of which empowers them to achieve their professional goals. And it doesn’t stop when you graduate — our alumni have access to Career Services for life.