Empower patients as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

The Family Nurse Practitioner Post-Master’s Certificate allows students who already have a Master’s of Science in Nursing to be certified as nurse practitioners for individuals and families. The post-master’s certificate will prepare you for advanced practice nursing in home health agencies, physicians’ offices, health maintenance organizations, family health centers, and clinics in both urban and rural communities.

Upon graduation, you will be eligible to be certified as family/individual nurse practitioners across the life span.

As a certified nurse practitioner, you’ll diagnose and treat acute, episodic or chronic illness, working with a physician and as part of a health care team. Nurse practitioners may order, perform or interpret diagnostic tests such as lab work and X-rays and may prescribe medication.

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Credits Required:

36 credits

Cost per credit:

$891/credit

Time to degree:

As few as 27 months

Delivery:

On campus & online

Post-Master’s Certificate for Family Nurse Practitioner curriculum

You will complete 36 course credits as well as 600 clinical hours, which may take place in a variety of urban and rural health care agencies in the Pittsburgh region.

Quick Facts

Alternate certificate completion option

Online Certificate

Gain the knowledge you need at your convenience with our online certificate option. When applying, indicate your interest in the online option.

Career opportunities for Family Nurse Practitioners

Employment of nurse practitioners is projected to grow 45% from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Admission requirements and application process

You can apply for free online, and must submit the following materials:

  • Official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions you have attended
  • Personal essay that describes your academic objectives
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation that address your leadership potential and ability to succeed in graduate-level work

Also, you must have:

  • A current, valid and unrestricted license as a registered nurse
  • Completed an approved undergraduate statistics course
Apply

anytime

Start terms:

Fall & Spring

An undergraduate and graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred; however, provisional admission is also possible if you do not meet all of the admission criteria but exhibit a strong possibility of academic success. No GRE or GMAT required. 

Contact Admissions

If you are interested in this certificate program, our Admissions team is available to assist you with the next steps.

Advance your career as a women’s health nurse practitioner (WHNP)

The Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Post-Master’s Certificate allows students who already have a Master’s of Science in Nursing to be certified as nurse practitioners for women’s health. The post-master’s nursing certificate will prepare you for advanced practice nursing in OB/GYN offices, hospital-based women’s clinics, inpatient prenatal and postpartum settings, and clinics in both urban and rural medically underserved communities.

Graduates are eligible to be certified as women’s health nurse practitioners across the life span.

Once certified, women’s health nurse practitioners work in a variety of settings where they provide preventive care such as well-woman exams, breast cancer screenings, Pap tests or contraceptive care. WHNPs may also provide adolescent health care, pregnancy testing, fertility evaluation, prenatal visits, after-pregnancy care and menopausal care.

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Credits Required:

35 credits

Cost per credit:

$891/credit

Time to completion:

As few as 27 months

Delivery:

On campus & online

Post-master’s nursing certificate curriculum

You will complete 35 course credits as well as 600 clinical hours, which may take place in a variety of urban and rural health care agencies in the Pittsburgh region.

Quick Facts

Alternate certificate completion option

Online Certificate

Gain the knowledge you need at your convenience with our online certificate option. When applying, indicate your interest in the online option.

Career Opportunity

Employment of nurse practitioners is projected to grow 45% from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Admission requirements and application process

You can apply for free online, and must submit the following materials:

  • Official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions you have attended
  • Personal essay that describes your academic objectives
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation that address your leadership potential and ability to succeed in graduate-level work

Also, you must have:

  • A current, valid and unrestricted license as a registered nurse
  • Completed an approved undergraduate statistics course
Apply

anytime

Start term:

Fall

An undergraduate and graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred; however, provisional admission is also possible if you do not meet all of the admission criteria but exhibit a strong possibility of academic success. No GRE or GMAT required.

Contact Admissions

If you are interested in this certificate program, our Admissions team is available to assist you with the next steps.

Understand human behavior and create real change: Psychology major

You will learn about human behavior and experience from a scientific perspective Carlow’s Psychology major. You will explore research methodology and critical analysis in a variety of fields of psychology, including clinical counseling and developmental, cognitive, social and experimental psychology. 

By the end of the Psychology degree program, you will be ready to enter training in social service and mental health programs in areas such as therapeutic activities, rehabilitation, casework, child care work and service coordination.

The bachelor’s in Psychology is a foundation for graduate study in psychology and counseling but can be a path to other careers. You can go on to law school or graduate school or work in business, education or other fields. 

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Degree:

Bachelor of Arts

Delivery:

On campus, some online

Campus:

Oakland

Transfer credits:

Up to 90 credits

Bachelor’s in Psychology curriculum

The bachelor’s in Psychology program offers three concentrations, counseling, crisis and trauma, and child development, in the fields of cognitive, biological and developmental psychology. Elective courses can be taken in crisis and trauma, human development, abnormal psychology and forensic psychology. You will have the opportunity to participate in an internship at a local facility or conduct field research.

Quick Facts

  • Participate in research lab studying working memory
  • Participate in social psychology project using random acts of kindness 
  • Collaborate with faculty on research

Alternate degree completion options

Online Degree

Gain the knowledge you need at your convenience with our online degree option. When applying, indicate your interest in the online option.

3-Year Degree

Finish your bachelor’s degree in three years by following a 3-year academic plan. Courses are taken across fall, spring and summer terms with summer courses completely online. When applying, indicate your interest in the 3-Year Degree option.

Accelerated

Fast track your way to a master’s by taking graduate courses as an undergraduate student. Course credits count toward both degrees. Apply for the accelerated option after your sophomore year.

Career opportunities for bachelor’s in Psychology 

Jobs you might consider with a bachelor’s in psychology are career counselor, psychiatric technician, rehabilitation specialist or case manager. As noted on CareerProfiles.com, these jobs require skills a bachelor’s in psychology provides, such as the ability to evaluate the needs of a client, keep accurate and organized records, express empathy and compassion, and work toward the best interests of clients.

Employment of psychologists is projected to grow 3% from 2019 to 2029, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Job prospects should be best for those who have a doctoral degree in an applied specialty.

Admission requirements and application process 

  • Submit an application for admission. It is free to apply.
  • Request that official transcripts from all current and previous institutions you’ve attended are sent directly to the Carlow University Office of Admissions.
Apply

anytime

Start terms:

Fall, Spring & Summer

Contact Admissions

If you are interested in this major, our Admissions team is available to help you with the next steps, including scheduling an on-campus visit or attending an upcoming event.

Find your science and math degrees at Carlow

Carlow University offers a variety of science and math degrees grounded in liberal arts that will prepare you for a myriad of careers that involve scientific and mathematical theories and applications. Math and science programs provide a strong foundation for related careers such as engineering, medicine and health care, and for graduate work. Courses are available on campus and online.

Biology, Chemistry and Data Analytic majors can receive up to $10,000 per year through our C-STEM Scholars program.

Meet growing demand by earning your healthcare management degree online

The need for skilled professionals to work outside of a clinical setting is expanding quickly. With a healthcare management degree, you’ll be prepared to fill in-demand, well-paying roles at healthcare organizations and businesses.

Become a health care leader: Certificate in Healthcare Management

You can build the skills needed to become a dynamic leader responsible for overseeing management of small- and large-scale health organizations with a Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management from Carlow University. You’ll build the exceptional, organizational, financial and communication skills necessary for success in this field.

You’ll learn the ins and outs of strategic planning, project and inventory management and patient administration and cultivate an understanding of management practices and professional standards, as well as finance and ethical leadership.

Upon completion of the Healthcare Management certificate program, you will be prepared to work for doctor’s offices and in hospital administration. Health care professionals who seek this degree are often looking to move up in hospital organizations.

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Credits Required:

12 credits

Cost per credit:

$902/credit

Time to completion:

As few as 12 months

Delivery:

On campus or 100% online

Healthcare Management certificate curriculum

The Healthcare Project Management course covers concepts and strategies to facilitate effective project management, including project selection and initiation, identifying teams and time management. In Healthcare Innovation and Quality, you will learn about innovations in health promotion, disease prevention and patient safety; you will examine measurement systems, data collection and medical informatics usage. Fiscal Management focuses on managerial accounting, cost analysis and budgeting.

Quick Facts

  • Build an understanding of fiscal management in health care
  • Give your health care career a competitive edge
  • Apply earned credits toward an MBA degree
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Career opportunities for Healthcare Management

The skill set developed in the graduate certificate in Healthcare Management program will amplify your earning potential. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment rate for medical and health services managers is slated to grow 32% over the next 10 years.

Admission requirements and application process

You can apply for free online, and must submit the following materials:

  • Official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions you have attended
  • Personal essay that describes your academic objectives
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation that address your leadership potential and ability to succeed in graduate-level work

An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred; however, provisional admission is also possible if you do not meet all of the admission criteria but exhibit a strong possibility of academic success.

Apply

anytime

Start terms:

Fall, Spring & Summer

Contact Admissions

If you are interested in this certificate program, our Admissions team is available to help you with the next steps.

Find your education degree at Carlow

Whether your interest is in art education, childhood development or special education, Carlow University’s education programs will prepare you for a successful career and professional licensure. You’ll learn from national experts in the field and get hands-on experience with local apprenticeship programs and at Carlow’s Campus Laboratory School. If you’re an established educator, you can further your career with a variety of graduate and certificate programs. Education courses are offered in a combination of on campus and online formats.

Empower learners in a digital world: Online Teaching certificate

Carlow’s 100% online graduate certificate program in Online Teaching will give you the hands-on experience you’ll need to succeed, preparing you to design, develop and implement instructional tools, programs and materials. You’ll receive real-world training from e-learning experts.

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Credits Required: 

12 credits

Cost per credit: 

$600/credit

Time to completion:

As few as 12 months

Delivery:

100% online

Curriculum for graduate certificate in Online Teaching 

The competency-based education Online Teaching certificate program includes four online courses. Introduction to Instructional Design addresses the primary concepts and structures of effective online instruction. In the Online Teaching and Facilitation course, you’ll find the best way to structure an online learning experience that meets the needs of the learner. Assessment and Evaluation of Online Learning teaches an understanding of the design and implementation of appropriate assessment techniques for online learning. The capstone course focuses on effective approaches to implementation and change management.

Quick Facts

  • Learn with an emphasis on structural design
  • Earn endorsement in online teaching through the state Department of Education (for Pennsylvania licensed teachers)
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Career opportunities for graduate certificate in Online Teaching

Colleges, K-12 schools and companies are increasingly seeking instructional designers who can improve learning across environments, whether it be in person, online or a combination. With the Online Teaching graduate certificate, you will be prepared for positions in teaching or industry, including business development manager, instructional consultant, content designer, multimedia designer, IT training manager, learning coordinator and learning services manager.

Admission requirements and application process

You can apply for free online, and must submit the following materials:

  • Official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions you have attended
  • Personal essay that describes your academic objectives
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation that address your leadership potential and ability to succeed in graduate-level work

An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred; however, provisional admission is also possible if you do not meet all of the admission criteria but exhibit a strong possibility of academic success.

Apply

anytime

Start terms:

Fall, Spring & Summer

Contact Admissions

If you are interested in this certificate program, our Admissions team is available to assist you with the next steps.

Find your English and Communications degree at Carlow

You can prepare for a career in media, public relations, marketing or nonprofit in Carlow University’s English and communications programs. You will learn how to communicate effectively and read literature critically and cultivate highly sought after skills such as creative and critical thinking and interpersonal communication. You can specialize your communications studies with a focus on advocacy and social change, digital media or organizational management.

Grow your skills in PR and corporate communications

You will set yourself up for career success and master highly sought-after skills in business management with a corporate communications degree from Carlow University.

In the Organizational Management degree program, you will learn corporate principles of strategic planning and interpersonal skills, organizational communication and media relations in a corporate setting.

With a unique combination of courses from Carlow’s communication and business management programs, you will gain hands-on learning experiences and cultivate valuable leadership skills.

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Degree:

Bachelor of Arts

Delivery:

On campus & online

Campus:

Oakland

Transfer credits:

Up to 90 credits

Corporate communications degree curriculum 

The Organizational Management degree curriculum takes an interdisciplinary approach, offering courses from both the communication and business management programs. You can adapt your learning experience to suit your interests while cultivating career-ready knowledge and leadership skills through courses in interpersonal communication and corporate principles of strategic planning.

Quick Facts

  • Acquire a wide range of skills and the ability to adapt to fast-paced environments
  •  Tailor your learning experience to your specific interests
  •  Benefit from a 99%  job placement rate

Alternate degree completion options

Online Degree 

Gain the knowledge you need at your convenience with our online degree option. When applying, indicate your interest in the online option.

3-Year Degree

Finish your bachelor’s degree in three years by following a 3-year academic plan. Courses are taken across fall, spring and summer terms with summer courses completely online. When applying, indicate your interest in the 3-Year Degree option.

Accelerated

Fast track your way to a master’s by taking graduate courses as an undergraduate student. Course credits count toward both degrees. Apply for the accelerated option after your sophomore year.

Career opportunities for PR and corporate communications

Program graduates have a 99% job placement rate. Students go on to work for private and public companies, health care organizations, nonprofits and government agencies. Career opportunities include human services, marketing communications, event planning, philanthropy and public relations.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Statistics, employment for public relations managers is slated to grow 9% from 2019 to 2029, faster than average. These professionals are essential for organizations’ maintenance of public image.

Admission requirements and application process

  • Submit an application for admission. It is free to apply.
  • Request that official transcripts from all current and previous institutions you’ve attended are sent directly to the Carlow University Office of Admissions.
Apply

anytime

Start terms:

Fall, Spring & Summer

Contact Admissions

If you are interested in this major, our Admissions team is available to help you with the next steps, including scheduling an on-campus visit or attending an upcoming event.

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