Paralegal Specialist Certificate Program Page

Online Certificate Programs, Graduate and Undergraduate

computer monitor icon


Balance work, life, and school with convenient four-week courses.

calendar icon


Explore National University’s scholarship opportunities. Eligibility requirements apply.

graduation cap icon

230K+ alumni

Become a part of NU’s global alumni company.

Online Certificate Programs, Graduate and Undergraduate

Today’s workplace is moving faster than ever before, and many fields—science, technology, and education—are evolving, day by day. In lieu of degrees, online graduate or undergraduate certificate programs have grown in popularity, as the most efficient way to stay relevant in ever-changing industries. Whether you’re looking to enhance an existing degree, or keep your skills sharp, National University offers many certificates that can give your career a boost.

teacher in classroom with kids raising their hands

Featured Graduate and Undergraduate Certificate Programs

1. Certificate in Criminal Justice Administration

This certificate provides students with an overview of some of the most important pillars of the criminal justice field. Students will gain insight into the principles, problems, and solutions of supervision and management of personnel in the criminal justice agencies, the issues and theories surrounding the field of corrections, an understanding of the behavioral, psychological, and sociological motivational factors of criminality, and finally, a study of the intricacies within the judicial process of criminal justice.

2. Certificate in Digital Marketing

Digital marketing helps organizations promote and sell products and services through online marketing methods such as social media messaging, website ads, Facebook marketing campaigns, Google Adwords, and more. It’s vital to develop a marketing strategy that keeps up with the technology. Courses in this certificate cover strategic issues, marketing methods and tactics, industry terminology, and best practices. Each of the nine courses offer examples, videos from industry-leading practitioners, interactive games, and review questions to ensure mastery of the material.

3. Medical Coding Professional Certificate

Medical coding is an integral part of the medical profession as it is directly responsible for the reimbursement of medical services performed by medical professionals. The financial health of a medical hospital, clinic, or private practice depends on accurate coding to obtain the highest possible reimbursement for procedures and services performed.

Find the Graduate or Undergraduate Certificate that’s Right for You

Benefits of Earning A Certificate

Earning an online graduate or undergraduate certificate with National University can give you an advantage in the workplace. Certificates are a great way to keep your skills sharpened and up-to-date, particularly in are rapidly evolving industries like tech.

Black professional man looking concerningly at student whose back is turned towards camera but appears to be crying

Online Graduate or Undergraduate Certificates Becoming Increasingly Popular

Whether you find yourself unable to pursue a full degree, or you’re looking to enhance the degrees you already have, online graduate certificates are rapidly becoming a popular way to differentiate yourself, keep your skills current and keen, and further your career.

Are Certificate Programs Worth It?

When you earn a certificate online from NU, you’ll be setting yourself up for future success in your field with programs that are career-specific and up-to-date with current industry trends and needs. The depth of understanding you’ll gain in an online certificate program will help you take your skills and career to the next level.

Here are just a few of our top certificate programs:

Get your EMT certification with our Emergency Medical Technician Certificate program. This program provides entry-level basic knowledge, essential skills, and an understanding of emergency medical assistance, and it prepares you to respond in various types of emergencies that require urgent medical attention.

In our police officer training certificates, Building Our Team Through Community Policing and Caring for the Caretakers: Organizational Wellness for Law Enforcement, law enforcement professionals can learn how to work collaboratively with their community, and how to create an environment and culture in which employee wellness is central to all aspects of an organization.

Prepare leadership roles in a variety of fields when you earn your certificate in project management. Develop your project management skills and prepare for project management exams, including PMP, CAPM, and Six Sigma.


Accreditation ensures universities have been properly evaluated and validated by education authorities. National University is proud to be regionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

Why Choose National University

Through our holistic, whole-human approach to education, we offer the academic, emotional, career, financial, and family support needed to reach your educational and professional goals.

Success Stories

Graduates of our online certificate programs have gone on to build successful careers and make a positive impact on their communities. Learn more about our inspiring graduates on our Alumni page.

man holding tablet talking with someone
“I am a husband, father, and do volunteer work. That means that my life is completely packed with activity and having the flexibility to learn online, on my time, is critical to fitting an education into all of that.”
⎯ Marc L., Class of 2022

Graduate or Undergraduate Certificates FAQs

Earning an online graduate or undergraduate certificate from NU will give you the tools and knowledge you need to make an impact in your community and reach your career goals. The depth of understanding you’ll gain will help you stand out from your peers, and the skills you’ll learn will give you an edge in the job market.

National University’s graduate certificates vary in duration, depending on the school and topic. Most certificates can be completed within 6 months. Find the certificate program that’s right for you here.

Anything you can do to differentiate yourself from the competition will give you a leg up in your career. If your certificate is directly applicable to your employment, most employers will value the certificate.

Absolutely, certificates are easy to add to your LinkedIn profile.