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Digital Media & Marketing

This online, self-paced program is designed for individuals seeking to enhance their existing digital marketing skills or pursue a new career in the growing digital marketing... read more about this program

Professional Development

Whether you are looking to upgrade skills in your current field or looking for training in a whole new area, our Professional Certificates can help you take that next step on your career track. Our programs are designed with the needs of working adults in mind, with evening and weekend class sessions and at a moderate cost. Join an energetic, committed peer network in classes taught by seasoned professionals and gain a credential that makes you stand out in today’s changing and competitive workplace. Read more about our Professional Certificate Programs

Professional Certificate Programs

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This certificate program is designed for individuals who are seeking a career change and the skill set for a… read more » about Paralegal Online Program

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This advanced program is ideal for experienced business analysts looking to advance their skills or obtain and maintain CBAP® Certification. During… read more » about Advanced Business Analysis - Virtual

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This online, self-paced program is designed to help students learn the principles of data science. Students will earn a certificate exclusively… read more » about Data Science

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This course deals with business ethics, the consideration of questions of moral right versus wrong in the context of business practice. Individual… read more » about Business Ethics In the 21st Century

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This curriculum provides the tools and training to be able to communicate persuasively and critically in the workplace. These self-paced, online… read more » about Business Communication

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This program, created in affiliation with MindEdge and Six Sigma Black Belts, is inclusive of all topics covered by the International Association for… read more » about Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

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Expand your business analysis skill set and equip yourself with the knowledge and credits needed to earn and maintain the IIBA® CBAP® credential. Our… read more » about Business Analysis - Virtual

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Agile is a method of project management characterized by the division of tasks into short phases of work and frequent reassessment and adaptation of… read more » about Agile Practitioner

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Now offered in the evenings in five, online, virtual (live) sessions! Created by, and offered in partnership with the Society for Human Resource… read more » about Essentials of Human Resources

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Modern business software produces mountains of data; it is up to the professional to examine it and draw meaningful conclusions. This entirely online… read more » about Data Analytics

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Designed for individuals seeking employment, this online, three-part course focuses on career planning, enhancing resume writing and improving… read more » about Ace Your Job Search

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This online certificate program introduces key issues in entrepreneurship for those looking to start a business on their own. What does it take to… read more » about Entrepreneurship

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This self-paced, online certificate is designed for individuals who seek an introduction to the process of creating, administering, or teaching… read more » about Online Learning Certificate

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The Developing Leaders course is designed to equip mid-level managers and leaders of leaders with the skills to navigate both today’s challenges and… read more » about Developing Leaders

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Now offered on Monday, evenings 6:00-9:00pm. read more » about Human Resource Management

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The Inclusive Leaders course is designed for mid-level managers, HR professionals, leaders, directors, and leaders of leaders who want to enhance… read more » about Inclusive Leaders

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A sustainable business is one that generates profits for its owners, protects the environment, and improves the lives of the people with whom it… read more » about Sustainable Management

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Lean is an approach to organizational processes that seeks to minimize waste and increase value for the customer. Starting off as an approach to… read more » about Lean Basics

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Designed for the Human Resource (HR) professional seeking to stay current within the industry, these online, self-… read more » about Human Resources CE Courses Online

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This online, virtual (live), seven course program is designed to provide the fundamental technical writing skills for individuals considering an… read more » about Technical Writing

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This program, created in affiliation with MindEdge and Six Sigma Black Belts, prepares students for the MindEdge Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification… read more » about Six Sigma Yellow Belt

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This online certificate program introduces non-financial managers to the essentials of finance. The course will help you become conversant in… read more » about Finance Essentials

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The paralegal field continues to be a growing profession, so what can an experienced paralegal do to stay on top of a competitive market? Modeled… read more » about Paralegal Specialist Certificates

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This advanced program is ideal for experienced business analysts looking to advance their skills or obtain and maintain CBAP® Certification. During… read more » about Advanced Business Analysis - Classroom

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This program is designed for current Project Management Professionals® who need to earn their 60 PDUs in order to maintain their Project Management… read more » about Project Management CE Program

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Because organizations must innovate to stay alive in today's highly competitive marketplace, organizations need employees who can channel their… read more » about Innovation & Critical Thinking

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Successful managers know the importance of building strong relationships with their team members. This entirely online, self-paced program provides… read more » about Management Skills

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This certificate program is designed for individuals who are seeking a career change and the skill-set for a successful transition into the paralegal… read more » about Paralegal Classroom Program

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The Emerging Leaders course is designed to guide and support recently promoted managers or aspiring leaders in growing targeted leadership skills and… read more » about Emerging Leaders

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As the supply chain grows in complexity, and companies increasingly source products and services from a more diverse and global set of suppliers, the… read more » about Supply Chain Management

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This online, self-paced program is designed for individuals seeking to enhance their existing digital marketing skills… read more » about Digital Media & Marketing

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Actively tackling bias in the workplace helps build better organizations … and better people. If you want to unleash the true potential of your… read more » about Tackling Bias and Creating Inclusion

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This program, created in affiliation with MindEdge and Six Sigma Black Belts, is inclusive of all topics covered by the International Association for… read more » about Six Sigma Green Belt

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This self-paced program is available 24/7 providing you with the flexibility to train at the pace, location and time of your choosing. It aligns with… read more » about Business Analysis - Online

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Through a partnership with The Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), Duke is pleased to offer the Online CMAexcel Program, a review program for… read more » about Management Accounting - CMAexcel Online

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The Legal Nurse Consulting program is designed for the Registered Nurse (RN) interested in learning how to apply their nursing acumen for analysis of… read more » about Legal Nurse Consulting Program

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Expand your business analysis skill set and equip yourself with the knowledge and credits needed to earn and maintain the IIBA® CBAP® credential. Our… read more » about Business Analysis - Classroom

Nonprofit Management Training

Nonprofit Certificate Individual Classes

The Duke University Nonprofit Management program curriculum offers a structured and rigorous grounding in the establishment, operation, and continuation of a successful nonprofit... read more »about the Nonprofit Certificate Individual Classes

Nonprofit Certificate Intensive Track

Hundreds of participants from across the country take part in the Intensive Track Program designed to give nonprofit professionals the skills and expertise needed to succeed in... read more »about the Nonprofit Certificate Intensive Track

Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership

The Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership is a comprehensive program that offers experienced nonprofit professionals the opportunity to increase their capacity for... read more »about the Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Duke seeks to engage the minds, elevate the spirit and foster the wellbeing of our members through a wide range of educational programs and opportunities for volunteer service and social activities. We embrace Duke University’s commitment to community service and lifelong learning through our collaborative work with academic and professional groups, retirement communities, various research projects on aging, and other institutes for learning in retirement.

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Pre-College Programs

Social Sciences.

Demands for recognition of “historical wrongs” and the redress of grievances have abounded in the post-World War II era, especially in countries… read more » about Truth, Justice, and Reconciliation in Post-Conflict Societies

Science Course

Have you ever wondered what your dog is thinking? Or how dolphins learn to work together to catch fish? Or whether a chimpanzee could learn sign… read more » about Animal Cognition

Science Course

Thank you for your interest in our Lab Week course, but applications for this course are currently closed as it has reached capacity.… read more » about Medical Research Panels

Science Course

How can we better understand and interpret the science of marine sustainability? You might be surprised to learn that fisheries are one of the most… read more » about Ocean Sustainability in the Anthropocene

Social Sciences.

Thank you for your interest, but applications for this course are currently closed as it has reached capacity. How do police enforce laws?… read more » about Criminal Law at the Intersection of Race, Class, and Power

Science Course

Thank you for your interest in our Lab Week course, but applications for this course are currently closed as it has reached capacity. What… read more » about STEAM Research Panels

Science Course

Did you know that over five billion people worldwide do not have access to safe, affordable surgical care? How do surgeons choose which patients to… read more » about Bioethics in Global Surgery

Social Sciences.

Thank you for your interest in our Mock Trial course. Applications for this course are currently closed because it has reached capacity.… read more » about Mock Trial: Practicing the Tools of Justice

Humanities.

Do you use TikTok, Instagram, Twitter or YouTube? What role does media play when it comes to your identity? How can we use media as a space for art,… read more » about Media Literacy and Identity

Mathematics.

We use numbers for everything, but how did these number systems come to be? How can some of these systems have only a finite amount of numbers? How… read more » about Cryptography

Science Course

Thank you for your interest, but applications for this course are currently closed as it has reached capacity. Have you ever heard… read more » about Anatomy, Histology, & Pathology

Engineering.

How is sound produced in your headphones, cellphone or tablet? How is electrical energy involved in the process? Electrical engineers use hands-on… read more » about Audio Engineering

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How often do you watch a short video clip for amusement, or even to get the information you need about a topic? We increasingly rely on short sound… read more » about Mastering the 60 Second Documentary

Mathematics.

Prerequisite: Algebra II or equivalent Do you want to learn how to sequence DNA using graph theory? Perhaps, you would like to work in the… read more » about Global Mathematics – Residential/Commuter

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Have you ever wondered how The LEGO® Movie was created? How do animators develop original characters, sets and stories that capture audience emotions… read more » about LEGO Stop Motion: Animation

Engineering.

If a self-driving car has an accident, who is at fault? Who is responsible for the impact that artificial intelligence has on society? How can we… read more » about Ethical Engineering

Science Course

What are the physics behind actually launching a rocket into space? What aspects does NASA have to consider before constructing a spacecraft that can… read more » about Astrophysics

Mathematics.

Prerequisite: Algebra II or equivalent Do you want to learn how to sequence DNA using graph theory? Perhaps, you would like to work in the… read more » about Global Mathematics – Online

Social Sciences.

Prerequisite: Algebra II or equivalent  Social media is filled with competing and opposing claims concerning whether a college degree pays… read more » about Applied Econometrics

Social Sciences.

Did you know that empires endured for more than two millennia before finally giving way to the world of nation-states we take for granted? The most… read more » about Politics of Empire

Science Course

How does cooking food affect what kind of toxicants are formed, and in what quantities? What really happened in Flint, Michigan to cause the high… read more » about Chemical Toxicology

Engineering.

Why do engineering interventions often fail? How can we improve the engineering design process to address points of failure? What does human-centered… read more » about Engineering Solutions for Global Health: The Human Centered Design Process

Humanities.

How does the business of news work? What makes a news source credible? How does advertising play a role in what information the viewer receives?… read more » about Research Methods in an Age of Fake News

Humanities.

What is your pandemic story? How do our personal viewpoints and public discourse fit together online? Explore the relationships between public… read more » about Cyber Connections: Health and Harm in Digital Communications

Humanities.

What qualities made your favorite book one you couldn’t put down? What about the story on your favorite TV show made you binge every episode? Every… read more » about Literary Essay

Humanities.

How often do you get to walk in someone else’s shoes? What makes your perspective of a story interesting?  What about the narrator makes us trust… read more » about Memoirs, Life Stories and Personal Anecdotes

Science Course

Thank you for your interest in our Healthcare Professions & Modern Medicine Lab. Applications for this course are currently closed as it… read more » about Healthcare Professions and Modern Medicine

Science Course

Are health experts convincing the public to take precautions against COVID to prevent variants? Are climate scientists reaching policy-makers? When… read more » about Scientific Research and Design

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How is the video journalism you stream on your smartphone or watch on television created? What filmmaking techniques are used to hook audiences and… read more » about Video Journalism

Humanities.

What is the work that historians do? Do they simply present the dates and facts of events, or is there more to the story? While historians strive to… read more » about Exploring History through Photography and Mixed Media

Science Course

Thank you for your interest in our Neuroscience Lab. Applications for this course are currently closed as it has reached capacity. Please… read more » about Neuroscience Lab

Mathematics.

What skills do we use to solve the toughest riddles? What is the best way to communicate mathematical ideas, such as the countable infinity of… read more » about Mathematical Logic and Proofs

Science Course

Why can we perform millions of life-saving MRI scans each year? How have we united over half of all nations on the planet in a common cause? What… read more » about Particle Physics: Seeing the Invisible World

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As a high school student, do you have concerns about managing your own finances when you go to college? In this course, you will learn the… read more » about Personal Finance

Science Course

Did you know that Cardiovascular Disease is the global leading cause of death? Which factors contribute to this disease? Who is most impacted? What… read more » about Cardiovascular Disease and Global Distributions

Engineering.

How is it that you or Alexa can distinguish between various speakers? What do these speech signals even look like? How can we model them? Signals are… read more » about Applied Digital Signal Processing

Engineering.

Did you know that the heart is an efficient machine that runs on “biological” electricity? The one thing that keeps us alive is an electrical pump… read more » about Biomedical Engineering: Fantastic Hearts

Mathematics.

Do you want to gain life skills and knowledge that will be an asset now and into your future? Enhance your financial literacy and learn some of the… read more » about Financial Literacy

Social Sciences.

Thank you for your interest in our Sustainable CEO course. Applications for this course are currently closed because it has reached capacity… read more » about The Sustainable CEO – Transformative Business Leadership

University Coursework

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Duke employees and area residents who wish to take courses in the arts and sciences for credit on a non-degree basis, or as an auditor, do so through Duke’s Office of Continuing Studies. The director of Academic Services for Continuing Studies students is Kim Price; she may be contacted at kprice@duke.edu or (919) 684-5375.

Note: All Duke students will be required to present proof of Flu and Covid vaccination to Student Health before the beginning of the Spring 2022 semester. This policy covers all undergraduate, graduate and professional students—in all degree programs, as well as non-degree students and auditors—who intend to be on the Duke campus for any period of time starting in the 2021-2022 academic year. Documented medical and religious exemptions will be accommodated. Instructions will be provided after admission and enrollment confirmation.

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