Certificate Programs

Our Programs

Fairfield University offers a broad array of certificate programs at the undergraduate, graduate, or professional level.

Scroll through our offerings to find the right one for you.

Business School Certificates

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Programs

  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing
  • MBA Prep Certificate


Graduate Certificates

  • Graduate Business Essentials


Post-Graduate Certificate Programs

  • Accounting
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Information Systems/Operations Management
  • Marketing
  • Taxation


Professional Certificate Programs

  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP®)
  • Human Resource Management (SHRM®) 
  • NEW! CFA Review Courses (Fitch Learning)

Career & Professional Certificate Programs

Emergency Medical Technician

The Department of Public Safety, in collaboration with Trumbull EMS, offers an Emergency Medical Technician (E.M.T.) course established by the State of Connecticut and National Registry of E.M.T.s. This certificate program offers students the knowledge and skills necessary to provide pre-hospital emergency medical care to those who are sick or injured.


Interior Decorating

The Interior Decorating Certificate program is designed for students interested in the field of interior design, but not in the technical aspects of construction and structure.


Interior Design (non credit option) 

Fairfield University’s Interior Design program provides students with a solid foundation in history, hands-on design experience and training that enables certificate-bound students to translate abstract concepts into three-dimensional reality. Students receive either a residential and/or professional certificate and enjoy the flexibility of the program with offerings during the day and evening.


College of Arts & Sciences Certificates

Certificate in Creative Writing

Fairfield's MFA in Creative Writing program now offers a year-long, intensive certificate program titled The Prologue. As an introduction to the MFA, The Prologue is a 12-credit post-baccalaureate program that provides creative writers of all levels with two semesters of rigorous, graduate-level one-on-one mentorship to help them jumpstart or finish a book-length project. Students receive individualized guidance from experienced MFA faculty members and authors who provide in-depth feedback to help develop and edit works in progress.


Certificate in Financial Mathematics

Through the graduate program in mathematics, the University offers a four-course Certificate in Financial Mathematics for those who wish to improve their knowledge of financial markets or to understand the mathematics behind the computer models in the field of finance. The program is designed for mathematically trained professionals and those with a background in finance. Participants acquire additional quantitative and qualitative skills important to advancing careers in investment banking, hedge funds, and financial markets. For more information, contact Program Director Dr. Stephen Sawin.

Engineering Certificates

  • Software Engineering
  • Database Management
  • Information Security
  • Network Technology
  • Web Applications Development 

Education and Allied Professions Certificates

Fairfield University's Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions (GSEAP) offers four Advanced Training Certificates (ATC) for those who wish to enhance their competencies and update their skills.

  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Integration of Spirituality and Religion in Counseling
  • School-Based Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Substance Abuse Counseling

Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies Certificate Programs

  • Integrative Psychotherapy Trauma
  • Basic Training in EMDR
  • Community Resiliency Model: Train the Trainer
  • End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium Training
  • Informatics

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