School of Graduate and Professional Studies


Graduate Certificates


Applied Music
Program Details
Available : Kansas City area
The graduate certificate program in music performance is designed for students who want to pursue a non-degree course of study concentrating almost exclusively on performance. Minimum graduate semester credits required for the certificate are 24.

Business and Government Leadership
Program Details
Available : Kansas City area and online
The Business and Government Leadership Certificate is designed for the those who wish to improve their ability to navigate and lead across the business and government sectors of society. This certificate advances the skills students need to lead and manage in the private and public sectors.

Creative and Life Writing
Program Details
Available: Online
This new, fully online program involves a year-long study of creative writing in fiction and nonfiction, with students selecting their primary focus genre. The program offers students the opportunity to write original works in the context of a supportive, constructive, and craft-focused writing community.

Disaster and Emergency Management
Program Details
Available : Online
This Certificate complements the existing graduate programs offered by HSPA. The public's continued concern for efficient governmental response to natural and man-made disasters, along with the recent significant investment in emergency management activities, requires knowledgeable public managers, including managers transitioning from other areas of expertise. The array of hazardous events that now confronts public managers includes homeland security issues, failures of complex technology, and a wide range of natural hazards. Students possessing a Graduate Certificate in Disaster and Emergency Management will be well-prepared to engage the public policy issues surrounding these community hazards.

Finance
Program Details
The certificate will assist students in achieving the chartered financial analyst certification and/or obtaining a greater flexibility in training for future careers in finance.

Global Business
Program Details
The Graduate Certificate in Global Business is housed within the School of Business. This certificate is designed for those who wish to improve their knowledge of global business issues. Additionally, it will prepare students to sit for the National Association of Small Business International Trade Educators (NASBITE) Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) certification.

Healthcare/Health Services Management and Leadership
Program Details
Available : Online
Up-to-date knowledge and skills in the administration and leadership of healthcare services are critical in today's constantly and rapidly changing environment. The Graduate Certificate in Health Care/Health Services Management and Leadership prepares students and practicing healthcare leaders to enhance their professional skills in order to meet new healthcare policy and practice challenges. The program focuses on critical thinking and problem solving in today's healthcare environment.

Leadership of International Healthcare Organizations
Program Details
Available : Online
The Leadership of International Healthcare Organizations graduate certificate provides students with knowledge and skills related to the administrative and management aspects of international health.

The certificate also provides a relevant and complimentary education for students within the MHA program, by adding an international healthcare focus, and offers an additional and unique educational opportunity for students in the MBA and MPA programs who have an interest in international health.

Management Information Systems
Program Details
This certificate provides students with a foundation in the use of information systems, which support business processes and the strategic needs of organizations, as well as system analysis for redesign and enhancement.

Nonprofit Leadership
Program Details
Available : Kansas City area and online
The Nonprofit Leadership Certificate prepares students for leadership positions in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors. Graduates with this certificate command key skills and understanding found necessary to equip them for challenging work in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors.


Professional Certificate

Urban Development
Program Details
Available : Kansas City area
The Professional Certificate Program is focused on the public/private urban development agenda. Current local and national projects provide the lessons for the coursework. Case study, speakers, and simulations are some of the methods employed to explain the guiding principles of urban development. Readings highlight significant technical and historical perspectives. The heart of the program, though, is discussion and direct contact with professionals active in urban development - Urban developers, public officials, design professionals, lawyers, planners and community members. More than "how to," the curriculum is designed to present the right questions for consideration. These sessions are designed to balance the philosophical with the practical application of urban development. The successful candidate emerges with a balanced perspective of the integration of public, private, and non-profit trends that direct urban growth.

Diploma Program

Graduate Artist Diploma in Music Performance
Program Details
Two-Year Program (Applied emphasis in Piano, Violin, Viola or Cello)

The Graduate Artist Diploma in music performance is open to only a few highly gifted artists who have demonstrated exemplary artistic achievement in their academic/professional career and is the most advanced course of study in music offered at Park University.