Continuing and Professional Education

Master the Skills to Build a Thriving Career

You’ll succeed in whatever path you choose through an individualized study plan with Continuing and Professional Education (CPE) at Mason.

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Mason's continuing and professional education programs help you maintain your competitive edge and move forward in your career.    Photo: Ron Aria / Mason





No Limit to Your Options

Our courses and certificates give you the credentials to advance in your current field, transition into another industry, or find success without a traditional degree. You’ll have the skills and knowledge that employers seek.

CPE also works with corporations, organizations, and federal agencies to build and customize a curriculum that can attract, create, and retain top talent. 


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Get Your CEUs


We offer a variety of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for professionals required to stay at the forefront of their industries.

Earn one CEU for each 10 contact hours of instruction in a continuing education program or activity.

Mason follows guidelines designed to assure proper documentation and reporting of noncredit activities in compliance with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) standards.

Registration fee credits must be used within one year.



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Craft the Career You Want with Specialized Credentials

CPE Offers Specialized Knowledge and Enhanced Credentials

We partner with Mason’s colleges and schools to provide professional, non-credit certificates and micro credentials in courses taught by top instructors and researchers.

Current programs include:



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Earn Micro-Credentials

Showcase your knowledge and boost your personal brand.

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Mason CPE offers a variety of validated, verifiable badges corresponding to our programs and knowledge tracks.

Once you complete an eligible program, you can use these digital badges to add context to your résumé and transcript.

You'll have confidence in knowing that your digital credential is validated by Credly, the world's largest digital credential network.



Find Your Future

Mason CPE offers a wide range of multidisciplinary courses and certificates designed to give you a competitive edge on in-demand fields. You can take some courses, which are available online, at your own pace.

Enrich your life or prepare for a new career path with study plans built for in-demand fields:

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Work with Mason to train and source talent with programs customized to your needs.

Employers: Be Our Partner with the Mason Talent Exchange

Mason partners with regional employers through the Mason Talent Exchange to provide educational resources to enable experienced professionals to increase their skills. 

  • Employers identify their needs for new talent and skills.
  • Mason creates a micro-credential to meet those needs.
  • Participating employers provide students with resources they need.