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Accelerating your journey to a master’s degree and career advancement

With MasterTrack™ Certificates on Coursera, you have the unique opportunity to advance your education and your career simultaneously. By successfully completing a MasterTrack™ Certificate program, you can earn credit towards a master’s degree and receive a university-issued career credential that affirms your new skills and capabilities.

To create a MasterTrack Certificate program, we split a full degree program into separate online modules, each of which becomes its own “MasterTrack.” Learning with this modular approach makes it possible for you to earn degree credit in a flexible, interactive, and affordable format, while also receiving a certificate from a top university that you can add to your resume and LinkedIn profile.

What are the benefits of enrolling in a MasterTrack Certificate program?

  • Enhance your resume: Earn a university-issued certificate that you can add to your resume and LinkedIn profile to attract interest from recruiters and hiring managers
  • Benefit from master’s-level Llearning: Experience world-class learning in an online module from a full master’s degree program and enjoy live expert instruction and feedback combined with interactive team-based learning.
  • Set yourself up for degree program success: If you are accepted into the full master’s program, your completed coursework will count towards your degree.
  • Build Your Global Network: Study and engage with a dedicated group of professionals from around the world.

Learn in-demand skills for high-growth fields

You can now choose from more than 15 MasterTrack Certificate programs. From cutting-edge technologies like blockchain and machine learning to impact-driven fields such as social work and sustainability, you can learn the in-demand skills that recruiters and hiring managers are looking for as you advance your learning and enhance your professional profile.

Hear from MasterTrack Certificate learners:

“Thanks to the Instructional Design MasterTrack™ Certificate, I found a master’s program that will prepare me for the direction I want to take with my career. I was thrilled to receive my admissions decision letter a few weeks ago, andI’m ready to start fall classes as an official Fighting Illini!”

Kelly J., Special Assistant, Faculty Support at Yale School of Management


“As a Supply Chain Excellence MasterTrack student, I’m literally taking the real-time learning and best practice framework and applying it to a project.”

Sheri H., Director of Strategic Services, North America; Executive Advisor and Change Learner, FDA Software


“My level of confidence about Instructional Design increased tremendously after completing the Instructional Design MasterTrack™ Certificate. Previously, I was a self-taught designer. Today I have a formal certification from a great university thanks to Coursera. I’m confident about my skills in analysis, developing learning objectives, and assessing learning outcomes with the right process and tools” 

Suprita J., Freelance Instructional Designer based in California


Career advancement and master’s-level learning go hand-in-hand when you enroll in a MasterTrack Certificate program on Coursera. It’s an ideal learning approach for anyone who wants to learn job-ready skills and earn a valuable career credential while building credits towards a master’s degree.

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