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:

$929/credit

Time to completion:

As few as 12 months

Delivery:

On campus or 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

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Preparing for a digital world: Familiarize yourself with educational Technology with a Master’s in online teaching

An Online Teaching degree will prepare you to design instruction and lead classrooms using best practices and innovative technology. 

Educational and corporate leaders seek instructional designers who manage content and improve learning across virtual environments. This graduate program will provide you with the hands-on experience you’ll need to succeed, equipping you to design, develop and implement instructional material in any medium. 

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Credits required:

30 credits

Cost per credit:

$600/credit

Time to degree: 

As few as 12 months

Delivery: 

On campus or online

Curriculum for Master of Education in Online Teaching

In the four-course Online Teaching curriculum, you will get real-world training as you learn how to develop and design online content, examine curricular options, structure an online experience that meets the needs of the learner and develop appropriate assessment techniques for online learning. The capstone course focuses on implementation of technology and  application of instructional design.

Quick facts

  • Upgrade your professional credentials
  • Take classes at night or online in an 8-week format
  • Complete your degree in 1 year or 2 years
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Certificate option

Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching

This program is available as a graduate certificate which leads to an endorsement from PDE for already licensed teachers.

Career opportunities for MEd in Online Teaching

With the MEd in Online Teaching, you’ll be prepared for a career in education or industry. Job titles include business development manager, instructional consultant, IT and computer training manager, learning coordinator, learning services manager, learning systems analyst, and learning technologist. 

A teaching degree can also prepare you for roles in educational administration, curriculum development, and school policy and advocacy.

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
Apply

anytime

Start terms:

Fall, Spring & Summer

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.

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Teaching for the 21st Century: MEd in STEM Curriculum & Instruction

Computational thinking is vital in today’s world. Carlow University provides teachers the skills they need to integrate science, technology, engineering and math into their curriculums. 

In the Master’s in STEM Teaching program, you will examine ethical issues, curricular models, robotic technology and current research in effective design and instruction, and will engage in inquiry projects and STEM-based field experiences. 

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Credits required:

30 credits 

Cost per credit:

$600/credit

Time to degree:

As few as 12 months

Delivery:

On campus or online

Curriculum for MEd in STEM teaching

In this program, you will collaboratively apply, demonstrate and assess your own STEM curriculum. You’ll learn coding using Scratch, Snap and Python and will be introduced to the Flutter, Finch, Hummingbird, EarthTime, Circuit Blocks, Speck and Vex Robotics technologies.

Carlow University is a CREATE Lab satellite, which gives faculty access to emerging technologies. You will complete an Interdisciplinary Models course highlighting technology fluency and emerging technologies. You’ll have access to robotic technology and advanced professional development.

Community partnerships in the Pittsburgh area offer workshops and activities with guest speakers. 

Quick facts

  • Take courses at night or online in an 8-week format.
  • Complete your degree in 1 year or 2 years
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Certificate option

Graduate certificate in STEM Teaching

This program is available as a graduate certificate which leads to an endorsement from PDE for already licensed teachers.

Career opportunities for Master’s in STEM teaching

You’ll return to your classroom or other educational setting prepared to take on leadership roles and contribute in STEM education research and teaching, whether it be with a public, private or nonprofit organization. 

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
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anytime

Start terms:

Fall, Spring & Summer

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.

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Empowering young children: Master’s in Early Childhood Education

In the graduate Early Childhood Education program at Carlow University, you will examine the philosophical, developmental, racial and ethical factors that influence a young child’s growth and development. Courses focus on nurturing the dignity, worth and uniqueness of young children from birth to fourth grade. You’ll learn how to create healthy and nurturing environments and relationships where children can thrive and develop a love of learning. 

The program, rooted in constructivism and guided by child development pedagogy and early learning standards, will prepare you for initial teaching certification. 

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Professor Monique Hockman works with students, including Mary Opipery, left, (Class of ’22, biology)and Kinzie Walker (Class of ’22, biologry/perfusion) as they do redox titrations to determine the chemical composition of synthesized salt during a general chemistry II lab, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, in AJ Palumbo Hall. (Rebecca Droke/Carlow University)
Credits required: 

36 credits

Cost per credit: 

$600/credit

Time to degree: 

As few as 12 months

Delivery: 

On campus or online

MEd in Early Childhood Education curriculum

You will learn inclusive practices, differentiated instruction, instructional and assistive technologies, birth-fourth grade curriculum strategies, universal design theory, the science of reading, best practices in dyslexia and culturally responsive education practices.  

You will take part in a variety of practicum experiences in your own classrooms and The Campus Laboratory School of Carlow University. Community partnerships in the Pittsburgh area offer workshops and activities with guest speakers.

Quick Facts

Alternate degree completion option

Accelerated

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

Master’s in Early Childhood Education career opportunities

With a Master’s in Early Childhood Education, you can become a preschool or elementary teacher, lead teacher in a child care center, early childhood consultant, lecturer or preschool administrator.

Employment of kindergarten and elementary school teachers is projected to grow 6% from 2014 to 2024, according to career planning site Myplan.com.

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
Apply

anytime

Start terms:

Fall, Spring & Summer

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.

Students must complete Pennsylvania Department of Education requirements to gain initial teaching certification.

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Have an incredible experience

MEd graduate Heidi Lemon ’21 recommends Carlow for anyone looking for a unique educational experience. “Going through the education program at Carlow was an incredible experience. Each staff member taught me proficiency in their content area. The staff are the most caring individuals that I have ever encountered. I made lifelong friendships through this program.”

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Become an effective project leader: MBA in Project Management

In the master’s in Project Management degree program at Carlow University, you will examine in-depth case studies and receive on-the-job training that will set you apart as an effective project manager. Job candidates with a master’s degree are well-equipped to stand out and advance in the field.

Through experiential learning and study of academic theory, you will examine the science and art of project management; develop your project management expertise through theoretical discussions, hands-on application and simulated projects; and learn to balance time-to-completion against project costs, deploy human resources and other assets at optimal points, and manage community interests and shareholder expectations.

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Credits required:

36 credits

Cost per credit: 

$929/credit

Time to degree:

As few as 24 months

Delivery:

On campus or online

MBA in Project Management curriculum

The core courses in this program are Project Management, Project Management Body of Knowledge and Capstone Experience — Project Management.

Quick facts

  • Gain 200 hours of professional management experience
  • Propose your capstone project with your current employer or an established organization

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.

Accelerated

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

Career opportunities for Project Managers

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth in this field is projected to be 5% from 2019 to 2029. Job titles include project manager, team coach, senior project manager, transition program manager and IT project manager.

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Accreditation

The College of Arts and Sciences Department of Business Management, Accounting, and Ethics at Carlow University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA.

For a list of accredited programs and retention information, see Accreditations.

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
Apply

anytime

Start terms:

Fall, Spring & Summer

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.

Project Management faculty

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

Become a fraud detection expert: MBA in Fraud and Forensics 

Learn to lead in the dynamic and evolving area of fraud management with a MBA degree in Fraud and Forensics. The urgency of fraud prevention and management has led to a growing need for business leaders who understand how to protect their organizations as well as their organizations’ customers and partners.

In the MBA fraud management degree program, you will learn the latest ways to prevent, investigate and solve fraud in the workplace, and how to use your knowledge and skills in ethical leadership and forensics to become an in-demand anti-fraud professional.

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In Grace Library, spanning the third and fourth floor of the University Commons, there are numerous quiet spaces and study rooms for individuals and groups to use.
Credits required: 

36 credits

Cost per credit: 

$929/credit

Time to degree: 

As few as 24 months

Delivery:

On campus or online

MBA fraud management curriculum

The White Collar Crime core course offers a deep dive into understanding white-collar crime and its impact on organizations and the economy, while Fraud Prevention and Ethics discusses the ethical processes that influence individual and organizational fraud issues. In the Legal Elements of Fraud  course, students study the constitutional laws and federal rules of civil and criminal procedure as they relate to fraudulent activity.

Quick facts

  • Complete core courses that cover skills needed for management and executive roles 
  • Take courses that include hands-on experiences

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.

Career opportunities for fraud and forensics

The growth of consumer technology like smartphones, coupled with that of e-commerce, has made fraud detection and prevention a pressing issue for businesses. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 10% growth from 2016 to 2026 for financial examiners who ensure legal compliance and consumer protection.

Potential job titles include fraud examiner, financial investigator, forensic audit expert, fraud manager and fraud detection/prevention analyst.

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Accreditation

The College of Arts and Sciences Department of Business Management, Accounting, and Ethics at Carlow University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA.

For a list of accredited programs and retention information, see Accreditations.

Admission requirements and application process

The graduate program admissions process happens on a rolling basis. Applicants are asked to apply for free online, and submit the following materials:

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

anytime

Start terms:

Fall, Spring & Summer

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

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Prepare to become a certified project manager

In the project management certificate program, you will gain conceptual knowledge of and hands-on experience with project management best practices and research current trends and issues.

You will learn to successfully manage scope, schedule, budget, resources and risks, as well as develop deliverables such as project charters and integrated plans using both predictive and agile methodologies.

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Credits required:

9 credits

Cost per credit:

$929/credit

Time to completion:

As few as 24 weeks

Delivery:

On campus or online

Certificate in Project Management curriculum

You will learn to identify appropriate project management methodology by exploring a variety of approaches, including Agile and Scrum. Upon completion of the program, you will be prepared to sit for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® or Project Management Professional (PMP)® examination offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®.

Quick facts

  • Pursue certificate as an undergraduate or graduate student
  • Learn from Project Management Professional (PMP) credential holders
  • Use 9 certificate credits toward an MBA

Seize the opportunity to grow

“I learned so much from your courses! Excellent resources, excellent slide presentations, fair exams and respectful, quick responses to student inquiries. Thank you so much for the opportunity to grow; I hope you continue to instruct and share your expertise.”

— Cheri Cwyner ’21

Career opportunities for project managers

Employment for project managers is available in virtually every industry. The need for project managers increases as more organizations use teams and project-based methods to get work done. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 5% growth in management occupations through 2029.

Admission requirements and application process

The certificate program admissions process happens on a rolling basis.

  • Apply for free online.
  • Submit official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions the applicant attended.
Apply

anytime

Start terms:

Fall, Spring & Summer

Project Management faculty

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Earn your graduate certificate in Human Resources

You can prepare for a career in the ever-changing world of HR management with a graduate certificate in Human Resources. With an emphasis on ethical business practices, you will develop skills in dealing with employee relations, labor laws, and training and development 

You will learn to use the latest technology to recruit, screen and interview the best talent, and master knowledge of the legal and regulatory protections needed in workplaces.

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In Grace Library, spanning the third and fourth floor of the University Commons, there are numerous quiet spaces and study rooms for individuals and groups to use.
Credits required:

9 credits

Cost per credit:

$929/credit

Time to completion:

As few as 24 weeks

Delivery:

On campus or online

Curriculum for human resources graduate certificate

Courses for this program include Strategic Human Resource Management, Employment Law and Capstone Experience — Human Resource Management. Coursework may include weekly readings, videos, written assignments and discussion board postings.

Quick facts

  • Use 9 certificate credits toward an MBA
  • Sit for the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) examination
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Career opportunities for human resource managers

With the growth of new companies and expanding operations of organizations, the demand for human resource managers to oversee and  administer their programs continues to rise. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts HR management jobs will increase 9% from 2014 to 2024.

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
Apply

anytime

Start terms:

Fall, Spring & Summer

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.

Faculty

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Find your data analytics degree at Carlow

You can develop your career as a data analyst with one of Carlow University’s data analytics programs. You will cultivate data interpretation and data analysis skills and learn how to communicate your findings and drive an organization’s growth.

Earn your graduate certificate in Cyber Threat Research & Analytics

With threats to technology and information security ever present, cybersecurity is a critical and compelling field. In this graduate certificate program, you can receive training in the investigative tools used in dealing with cyber crime. Guided by experienced members of law enforcement, accounting and the private sector, you will gain an understanding of cyber threats, and learn how to identify threat actors and conduct online investigations. 

The graduate certificate in Cyber Threat Research and Analytics is a collaboration between Carlow’s Master’s of Fraud and Forensics program and the National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA).

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Credits required:

9 credits

Cost per credit:

$929

Time to Completion:

As few as 5 months

Delivery:

100% online

Cyber security graduate certificate curriculum

The Cyber Threat Research and Analytics curriculum focuses on the complexities of investigating cybercrime, protecting organizational and personal data, understanding social media and national and international laws that regulate cyber activity.

You will learn about encryption, obfuscation and virtual currency through a general introduction to the dark web; security-based skills essential to investigation and dark web targeting tactics; techniques to anonymize yourself; and intelligence methodologies and data analysis. 

The curriculum also includes a capstone two-day, onsite residency at the National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance in Pittsburgh. 

Quick facts

  • Engage with experts in accounting, law enforcement and the private sector
  • Gain a working knowledge of the dark web 
  • Prepare yourself to become a certified fraud examiner or enter Carlow’s Master’s in Fraud and Forensics program
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Career opportunities for Cyber Threat Research and Analytics

Career opportunities in cyber security require different levels of education. Positions include forensic computer analyst, information security analyst and security architect. 

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment rate for information security analysts is expected to grow 31% 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

Apply

anytime

Start terms:

April & September

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.

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

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