School of Graduate and Professional Studies

Diploma Program

Graduate Artist Diploma in Music Performance

Two-Year Program (Applied emphasis in Piano, Violin, Viola or Cello)

The Graduate Artist Diploma in music performance is open to only a few highly gifted artists who have demonstrated exemplary artistic achievement in their academic/professional career and is the most advanced course of study in music offered at Park University.

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Graduate Certificates

Applied Music

Available: Kansas City area

The graduate certificate program in music performance is designed for students who want to pursue a non-degree course of study concentrating almost exclusively on performance. A minimum of 24 graduate semester credits is required for the certificate.

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Business and Government Leadership

Available: Kansas City area and online

The Business and Government Leadership Certificate is designed for the those who wish to improve their ability to navigate and lead across the business and government sectors of society. This certificate advances the skills students need to lead and manage in the private and public sectors.

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Creative and Life Writing

Available: Online

This new, fully online program involves a year-long study of creative writing in fiction and nonfiction, with students selecting their primary focus genre. The program offers students the opportunity to write original works in the context of a supportive, constructive, and craft-focused writing community.

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Disaster and Emergency Management

Available: Online

This Certificate complements the existing graduate programs offered by HSPA. The public's continued concern for efficient governmental response to natural and man-made disasters, along with the recent significant investment in emergency management activities, requires knowledgeable public managers, including managers transitioning from other areas of expertise. The array of hazardous events that now confronts public managers includes homeland security issues, failures of complex technology, and a wide range of natural hazards. Students possessing a Graduate Certificate in Disaster and Emergency Management will be well-prepared to engage the public policy issues surrounding these community hazards.

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Available: Kansas City area

The certificate will assist students in achieving the chartered financial analyst certification and/or obtaining a greater flexibility in training for future careers in finance.

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Global Business

Available: Online

The Graduate Certificate in Global Business is housed within the School of Business. This certificate is designed for those who wish to improve their knowledge of global business issues. Additionally, it will prepare students to sit for the National Association of Small Business International Trade Educators (NASBITE) Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) certification.

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Healthcare/Health Services Management and Leadership

Available: Online

Up-to-date knowledge and skills in the administration and leadership of healthcare services are critical in today's constantly and rapidly changing environment. The Graduate Certificate in Health Care/Health Services Management and Leadership prepares students and practicing healthcare leaders to enhance their professional skills in order to meet new healthcare policy and practice challenges. The program focuses on critical thinking and problem solving in today's healthcare environment.

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Leadership of International Healthcare Organizations

Available: Online

The Leadership of International Healthcare Organizations graduate certificate program provides students with knowledge and skills related to the administrative and management aspects of international health. The certificate also provides a relevant and complimentary education for students within the MHA, MBA, and MPA programs who have an interest in international health.

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Management Information Systems

Available: Online

The Management Information Systems certificate provides students with a foundation in the use of information systems, which support business processes and the strategic needs of organizations, as well as system analysis for redesign and enhancement.

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Nonprofit Leadership

Available: Kansas City area and online

The Nonprofit Leadership Certificate prepares students for leadership positions in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors. Graduates with this certificate command key skills and understanding found necessary to equip them for challenging work in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors.

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