Certificates are shorter programs that may involve credit courses, non-credit courses or a combination of credit and non-credit programs.
Non-credit programs and courses are designed for professional development and can be completed more quickly than those for credit. They are not part of any degree program. Non-credit Certificate programs increase your professional skills and accreditation.
Global Development Studies (GDS) Certificate
The Global Development Studies Certificate (formerly the DEVS Certificate Programme) is a non-credit upgrade qualification for health, technology, and development professionals. It provides critical conceptual training in development issues at home and abroad.
The GDS certificate will prepare you to become a more knowledgeable and responsible global citizen. Because GDS participants are typically busy professionals, this program is offered online and may be completed within 18 months.