Jul 20, 2024  
Mercy University 2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
Mercy University 2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Certificate Programs


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.

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.


Upon admission to the program, applicants for Certificate Programs may register for courses on a part-time basis at any of the University’s campuses.

Certificate Program Fees

  Application Fee (Non-Matriculated students only) $10
  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 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 University’s Gainful Employment programs include only the certificate programs: Child Care and Health Services Management. Information about the Gainful Employment programs offered at Mercy University can be found at https://www.mercy.edu/academics/degrees-and-programs/certificate-programs/.