Professional + Continuing Studies

The Office of Professional & Continuing Studies (PCS) serves the non-traditional student population at Loyola University New Orleans by connecting interested individuals with certificates, non-credit professional development and personal enrichment courses, and customized contract training for business and industry. 

Certificate Programs

Loyola offers both credit and non-credit certificate programs. Our credit certificates allow you to combine a set of undergraduate and graduate courses into a short, topic-focused program. Our non-credit certificates offer courses to help you develop specialized skills that are in high demand.

Certificates Include: 

The Post-Baccaluareate Certificate in Music Education/Alternative Teacher Certification in Instrumental or Vocal Music is a program offered through the College of Music and Fine Arts School of Music. This program is designed for students who have a bachelor's degree in music and want to be certified to teach instrumental or vocal music in K-12. Full certificate requirements can be viewed under Music Education programs

The Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health Certificate (PB-Health) is aimed at supporting recent graduates and career changers with a bachelor’s degree who have a drive and passion for a health-science career, but lack the courses required for entry into their program of choice. The PB-Health Certificate prepares students for study in medical school, dental school, veterinary school, physician assistant programs, physical therapy programs, and more.