Learning and Development

Graduate Certificate

Asynchronous Online | 12-Credit | 7-Week Sessions

Transform your organization with URI Online.

Focused on organizational growth and capacity building, the URI Online Graduate Certificate in Learning and Development equips students with the skills needed to positively drive business performance across a variety of industries and sectors.

Each course is taught by Adult Learning and Workforce Development faculty who bring years of practical knowledge and experience to the program. After completing the program, graduates will be ready to lead with impact and advance their career in fields like business, government and policy, non-profit, corporate, healthcare, or the Armed Forces.

Courses include:

EDC 589: Foundations of Adult Learning and Development
EDC 590: Designing Learning Programs: Theory to Practice
EDC 591: Learning Transfer
EDC 592: Developing and Evaluating Learning Solutions: Focus on Performance Improvement

Summer 2024 Dates

4/2Application Deadline
5/7Classes Begin
$856Tuition per credit *Based on 2023 rates and subject to change

*Based on 22/23 rates, subject to change

Admission Criteria
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher*
  • Personal essay
  • College transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume/CV

*Applicants with a GPA lower than 3.0 may be considered for provisional admission — please contact online@uri.edu before applying to discuss the GPA requirement.

No GRE Required

Diverse group of business coworkers in team meeting.

Program Outcomes

URI Online’s Graduate Certificate in Learning and Development will prepare you to:

  • Design effective training and development programs
  • Identify and evaluate performance issues
  • Plan, develop and implement performance improvement solutions
  • Align learning and performance within an organization
  • Determine the effectiveness of training programs

“Ongoing professional learning is no longer a luxury; it’s a necessity if we hope to excel in a global society whose hallmark is continuous change. Our certificate program will arm you with the tools needed to be a leader in workforce training and development in whatever field you find yourself.”
Kathy Peno
Program Director

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Kathy Peno