As centuries-long injustices against black and brown persons continue today, the University remains committed to supporting and educating students, faculty and staff on our mission and values centered on inclusion, diversity and equity. Read more


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Academic Certificate Programs

Westfield State encourages you to strive for advanced proficiency in your career by earning a certificate. A certificate program at Westfield State is a set of courses that focuses on a specific subject area. Certificate programs are much shorter in duration than degree programs and lead to an actual certificate of completion that can be added to your resume.

Certificates tell the marketplace that you possess the current knowledge and skills to excel in the job. Many people with advanced degrees seek certificate programs to sharpen their knowledge base and update their skills. Some people choose certificate programs to open doors to new career paths. Many Westfield State students choose undergraduate certificate programs as the smart first step toward considering a bachelor’s degree.

Get the competitive edge and explore the varied certificate programs offered at Westfield State University.

Westfield State offers the following certificate programs:

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