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May 28, 2019

Four Benefits of Earning a Graduate Certificate

As the job market is constantly evolving, many professionals are seeking opportunities to learn new skills to enhance or switch careers. According to Forbes, the number of working professionals who hold post-baccalaureate certificates has increased more than 50% since 2005, and the numbers continue to grow. Thinking about earning a new credential? Here are four benefits of receiving a graduate certificate.

Pursuing a graduate certificate is a cost-effective way to gain a new credential and new skills. Especially for career changers, enrolling in a graduate certificate program before a master’s degree can help you pick the right path. 

A graduate certificate can help give you a bump in pay raise. According to the Washington Post, professionals who earn a graduate certificate can receive anywhere from 13-25% increase in salary. Talk about ROI!

Stay Relevant
According to the World Economic Forum, some of the most sought-out jobs today did not exist a decade ago, and the pace of new jobs is accelerating. Earning a graduate certificate makes you more agile to all the workplace trends and provides you with new knowledge and in-demand skills.

Use Credits Toward a Master’s Degree
Thinking about earning a master’s degree but not sure if it’s right for you? At the University of Denver’s University College, you can stack your credentials and use the credits earned in a certificate program directly toward a master’s degree.

Ready to advance your career? Earn a new credential and set of skills with a four-course Specialized Graduate Certificate or six-course Graduate Certificate.

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