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Graduate Degrees, Certificates, and Minors

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Whether you’re looking to advance in your field, change careers, or work toward professional certification, the University of Minnesota College of Continuing and Professional Studies (CCAPS) has a program for you.

Our graduate-level offerings, designed with working professionals like you in mind, provide the skills and training that transform careers. When you earn a degree or certificate here, you’re getting the gold standard in education.


Advance your expertise in a specific area of the biological sciences by designing a program of courses tailored to your professional goals.

Credits: 30
Choose a research project or coursework only plan

The master's in addictions counseling (ADDC) provides up-to-date education and training for counseling professionals looking to acquire the LADC. We offer a part-time pathway as well as an accelerated cohort.

Credits: 30
Your educational pathway to the LADC

An innovative degree that allows students to stack credentials to earn a master's degree. It provides science professionals with food systems knowledge and applied business skills that employers value.

Credits: 30
Offered fully online

Become a better thinker, communicator, and collaborator while you help shape the policies relevant to culture, creativity, and the arts. 

Credits: 30
Take up to 12 credits of electives

Learn advanced managerial and communication practices to better serve your community. 

Credits: 30
Primarily online

Master the art and science of growing and maintaining ornamental plants, fruits, vegetables, and nuts to eat and use in and around our homes. 

Credits: 30
A degree for gardeners, entrepreneurs, scientists

The IBH is a rigorous, clinical application program that prepares students for dual licensure as LADC (Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor) and LPCC (Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor).

Credits: 60
A client-centered approach to mental health

The Sexual Health degree consists of two stackable graduate-level certificates and six credits of elective coursework that serve to support your individual professional or disciplinary interests.

Credits: 30
A fully online degree


Credits: 12
Offered entirely online!

An online, graduate-level certificate aimed at clinical, occupational, educational, and research-involved professionals nationally and internationally who want to broaden their knowledge of human sexuality. 

Credits: 12
An online certificate for career advancers

Gain the business and leadership skills to boost your career in the government sector, nonprofit agencies, international organizations, corporations, and more. 

Credits: 12

The Graduate Certificate in Regulatory Affairs for Food Professionals will increase your knowledge within regulatory affairs, from product development to launch, including marketing, labeling, distribution, and policy.

Credits: 12
A fully online stackable credential

A fully online certificate for practitioners who want to better address mental health concerns as they relate to sexuality and sexual health. This certificate can be applied toward the MPS in Sexual Health.

Offered completely online

Elevate your career in health care, patient advocacy, education, or other health-related fields with this fully online certificate.


Gain a foundation in the study of addictions and treatment modalities with the Graduate Minor in Addictions.

Credits: 12
Tuition: Dependent on program major