Certificate Programs

SMU Continuing and Professional Education (CAPE) offers a wide variety of noncredit certificate programs in high-growth professions to accelerate career advancement. Expanded knowledge, up-to-date skills, stronger resumes—the results can drive your success in a competitive job market.

Backed by SMU’s world-class reputation, SMU CAPE instructors are experienced practitioners in their fields, teaching the essential skills employers seek today. Building your current career? Changing course? Join us on campus to earn your certificate, or complete one of our programs online. You’ll be well-prepared with the learning that propels professional success.

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Program Highlight

Women in Leadership: Influence and Impact

Take the next step in your professional development by completing the SMU Women in Leadership Certificate program designed by five industry leaders who understand what it takes to boldly lead with influence and impact.

Generative AI for Business Professionals

Add a Specialization in Generative AI

Enhance your certificate program with a specialization in Generative AI for Business Professionals.

You'll gain an understanding of generative AI tools, learn to use prompts to optimize your outcomes, boost your productivity and enhance your communication.

This program compliments any of our certificate programs or can be taken as a standalone experience.

Or, Try a Short Course

Many people opt to take a short course to gauge their interest in a particular field. It’s a less time-intensive and more affordable learning option we suggest for busy professionals or those looking to explore new interests.

Short Courses

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