Certificate Programs are designed to meet the career needs of self-directed, mature students who are interested in acquiring knowledge and skills that will promote their professional objectives. They are open to all qualified applicants whose academic preparation and/or appropriate work experience indicate potential for successful completion of the program.
Applicants seeking admission to Certificate Programs must have a high school diploma.
Applicants seeking admission to Certificate Programs should contact the Office of Admissions. Matriculated students need only submit a formal application. A student who has completed the requirements for a Certificate may not apply for that Certificate after graduation.
Upon admission to the program, applicants for Certificate Programs may register for courses on a part-time basis at any of the College’s campuses.
Requirements for the Certificate Program
All students, both matriculated and non-matriculated, must apply for admission into the Certificate Program. All students are required to maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the Certificate Program being pursued. Upon successful completion of the specific curriculum requirements for a given program, students must apply for the actual certificate.
All credits earned in a Certificate Program are applicable toward the associate and bachelor’s degrees. A maximum of six credits in transfer will be allowed toward a certificate. Ordinarily students pursuing a degree program in a related area will not be allowed to use the courses taken in such a program to satisfy the requirements for a certificate.
Certificate Program Fees
||Application Fee (Non-Matriculated students only)
||Certificate Completion Fee (per Certificate)
Certificates are issued in February, May and August.
Certificate Programs Offered
All certificate programs are offered at the main campus in Dobbs Ferry (DF). In addition, certain certificates are offered at the branch campuses in Yorktown Heights (YH), the Bronx (BX) and Manhattan (MT).
Effective July 1, 2011, the United States Department of Education requires colleges and universities to disclose information about their Gainful Employment programs. Gainful Employment programs include any Title IV financial aid eligible certificate program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.” Mercy College’s Gainful Employment programs include only the certificate programs: Management Accounting, Public Accounting, Child Care, General Business Administration, Gerontology, Health Services Management, Management, Marketing and Substance Abuse Counseling. Information about the Gainful Employment programs offered at Mercy College can be found at https://www.mercy.edu/academics/degrees-and-programs/certificate-programs/.