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.
Healthcare Mission Leadership
Graduate Certificate: Offered by the Neiswanger Institute, the Healthcare Mission Leadership certificate program requires the completion of 15 credits (five courses). Students can choose any courses in the area of theology, spirituality, ethics, organizational management and leadership. Learn more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Working with Women: South Asian Women & Girls Certificate
This Certificate offers students an opportunity to obtain a completely online certification for working with women focusing on South Asian women and girls, a population that is underserved and high-need. The certificate is open to students across disciplines, including Social Work, Theology, Business Management, Nursing, Law, Education, and Women and Gender Studies, plus it is accessible to both Undergraduate and Graduate students as well as to professionals. The Certificate will prepare students to work with women from South Asia. This population needs trained professionals who are aware of the intersections of poverty, gender, politics, and culture and have a global sensibility but are sensitive to local realities. Learn more.