Certificate Programs

Suffolk University offers certificate programs in the following areas:

Certificate in Financial Planning

This non-degree program covers the foundation topics required by the Certified Financial Planner Board. On completing this program, students are eligible to take the CTF exam which is an integral part of the prestigious CTF certification process. Admission to the certificate program requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.

Required credentials:

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Certificate in Paralegal Studies

Paralegals assist attorneys in a variety of ways. Paralegals conduct investigations, draft legal documents, maintain legal records, prepare pleadings, work with witnesses, perform legal research, and do a variety of other tasks. Admission to the certificate program requires either a Bachelor’s degree or a minimum of 30 semester hours in liberal arts from an accredited college or university.

Required credentials:

  • Certificate Application
  • Official college transcript(s)
  • Official high school transcript (if you do not have a bachelor’s degree)
  • Resume

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Certificate in Graphic Design

The graphic design certificate is designed for those who do not want the extensive training required of the BFA, but who require more focused design training to complement existing educational or work credentials.

Required credentials:

  • Certificate Application
  • Applicants must submit an official transcript of grades from high school and each college or university attended
  • Have earned at least 30 credits from an accredited post-secondary institution (college or university); OR be recommended in writing by supervisor(s) who will attest to the candidate’s successful employment in a related field for the equivalent of one year. Written documentation of work experience mustemploy guidelines established by CAEL (Council for Adult & ExperientialLearning).
  • Submit a portfolio of original artwork representing the range of your talents and experience. Those without a portfolio will be required to take 2D/Color (ADF S166), earning a grade of B or better to waive this requirement. Candidates may also meet with the Graphic Design Program Director for an admission interview in lieu of submitting a portfolio.
  • Submit a current professional résumé and must demonstrate proficiency in the Macintosh computer operating system.
  • Each application for admission to the Graphic Design Certificate Program must be accompanied by a non-refundable $50 Certificate Program Application Fee.
  • Applicants to the Certificate Program must demonstrate proficiency in English. The University reserves the right to formally evaluate candidate’s language skills as part of the admissions process. This is a part-time non-degree granting program; the University will not issue I-20’s to international students in the Certificate Program. The program will not be accelerated or altered to accommodate students requiring visas.

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Certificate in Radiation Therapy

The Post Baccalaureate Radiation Therapy Program is designed for college graduates who have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and are interested in pursuing a career change into Radiation Therapy.

Contact Jessica Mak, program director, for application information.

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Certificate in Medical Dosimetry

The Post Baccalaureate Medical Dosimetry Program is designed for those interested in creating treatment plans and performing dose calculation for patients ongoing radiation therapy. Admission to the certificate program requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.

Contact Jessica Mak, program director, for application information.

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