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Help power and support the leading technologies of the future with blockchain

The use of blockchain is growing at an incredible pace. Some estimates suggest the global blockchain market will be worth more than $1.4 trillion by 2030, up from $5.9 billion in 2021.* That’s because new uses, applications, and innovations are evolving all the time. Blockchain technology’s utility extends far beyond non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, with which it’s often associated. In fact, professionals are finding innovative and future-focused ways to use blockchain tech in areas like government, healthcare, supply chain and logistics, banking and finance, cybersecurity, gaming, and education — the list goes on.

You can get in on the ground floor of the blockchain boom with your 100% online professional certificate in blockchain from Maryville University. Our streamlined, six-class program is designed to help you build your foundations and develop in-demand skills in areas like blockchain networks, cryptocurrencies, emerging technologies, practical applications, and ethics.

Forward-focused businesses and organizations of all types will need brave leaders to implement blockchain tech in their operations. With your online blockchain certificate from Maryville, you can answer the call and help bring businesses into the future.

*Grand View Research, “Blockchain Technology Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Type (Private Cloud, Public Cloud), By Application (Digital Identity, Payments), By Enterprise Size, By Component, By End Use, And Segment Forecasts, 2022 – 2030″

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Apply with no entrance exam or application fee and choose from 3 start dates.

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Access 100% online coursework with no campus visits required.

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Finish your certificate in just 6 courses (18 credit hours).

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Build real-world skills in a collaborative, project-based curriculum.

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Complete for-credit coursework that you can apply toward a future bachelor’s degree in computer science.

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Learn to use in-demand tools like Python and Amazon Web Services.

Who should earn an online certificate in blockchain?

Blockchain means big opportunity for employers and employees alike. The technology represents a multibillion-dollar industry that stands to grow exponentially over the next several years. As businesses, nonprofits, governments, and other organizations look to enhance and future-proof their operations, they’ll need qualified professionals in blockchain who can help them understand, apply, and maintain the technology in their processes.

If you’re ready to take advantage and build a career in this expanding field, you can streamline your education with a blockchain certificate from Maryville. Build your foundations in blockchain, then delve deeper into some of the top trends and tools behind this potentially game-changing technology. Our program is 100% online, so you can study and work on your time, from wherever you have a Wi-Fi connection.

You can complete your blockchain certificate in just six courses (18 credit hours). Then, if you choose to pursue further education, you can apply all coursework toward a full Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, lowering your time to completion. Or, you can choose to earn your blockchain certificate as part of a full bachelor’s in computer science.

Why earn your online blockchain certificate?

Maryville University has a longstanding reputation of offering innovative, tech-based, future-focused degrees and certificates to brave, forward-thinking learners. Education isn’t a one-size-fits-all experience, and in areas like tech and computer science, a certificate can be just as valuable or appropriate as a degree. We designed our online blockchain certificate to help you build relevant, practical, in-demand skills quickly, so you can learn what you need and enjoy the career benefits.

With your 100% online certificate in blockchain, you can learn the skills to thrive in one of the fields that may define the next generation in technology, business, communication, and entertainment. In fact, LinkedIn ranked blockchain as the No. 1 career skill in 2020, edging out other tech-centric skill areas like AI and UX design, and handily topping mainstays like sales and analysis.

Blockchain professionals stand to be in heavy demand in the coming years, but businesses face a talent shortage. With your online blockchain certificate, you can pursue a lucrative career and help fill the skills gap in this fast-paced industry.

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Study on your schedule. Access 100% online coursework with no campus visits required.

Benefit from streamlined admission. Apply with no entrance exams or fees and choose from 3 start dates.

Get personalized support. Take advantage of personalized counseling, 24/7 technical support, and many other resources to help you thrive and maximize your education.

Gain real-world experience. Complete project-based coursework and explore practical challenges and issues in a collaborative, outcomes-focused environment.

Learn from leaders in blockchain and computer science. Engage with dedicated expert faculty who help connect the curriculum and their experience to actual industry scenarios.

Pursue further education. Apply the credits you earn from your certificate to a future bachelor’s degree and finish more quickly.

What can you do with your online blockchain certificate?

The computer science field is expanding, with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projecting the job market to grow by 13% from 2020 to 2030, nearly twice the national average across all job categories. Careers in blockchain stand to grow even more, with the global market projected to eclipse a trillion dollars per year within the decade.

As a blockchain professional, you can benefit from this booming field as you pursue a career developing, implementing, and managing blockchain solutions. Our program can help you become a fluent and experienced practitioner of blockchain technology with an understanding of several types of blockchain networks, the tech and systems that help the blockchain run, and the many applications and uses of the technology.

What types of careers can I pursue?

Businesses across industries are looking for ways to ramp up use of this technology. That means you can pursue careers in organizations of all types and in almost any field you want. The technology’s applications extend far beyond the cryptocurrencies and financial use-cases commonly associated with it, and enterprising companies, organizations, governments, and nonprofits alike are finding new ways to implement blockchain in their operations.

Career opportunities in blockchain include:

  • Blockchain project manager
  • Blockchain developer
  • Blockchain solutions architect
  • Blockchain engineer
  • Blockchain web designer
  • Blockchain UX designer
  • Blockchain quality engineer
  • Blockchain legal consultants

Put your blockchain certificate to work in a variety of settings, including:

  • Automotive companies
  • Colleges and universities
  • Communication and data firms
  • Entertainment and media companies
  • Financial firms
  • Government agencies
  • Hospitals and healthcare organizations
  • Insurance agencies
  • Large corporations
  • Manufacturing firms
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Security companies
  • Small businesses
  • Technology firms

Where can your blockchain certificate take you?

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Become in-demand and indispensable.

In 2018, LinkedIn listed blockchain at the top of its list of emerging careers. Two years later, blockchain skills topped the list of best career skills. Blockchain professionals are already in high demand, and with a talent shortage in the field, prospects are good for those who hold a certificate in blockchain. Opportunities can prove lucrative as well. While salaries can vary depending on factors like location and experience, professionals with blockchain skills earn an average salary of $111,000.*

*According to 2022 data compiled by

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Blockchain is big — with an even bigger future.

The blockchain market is young, but it’s already established, and it’s growing. It’s a multibillion-dollar industry, and projections indicate a potential compound annual growth rate of about 85% from 2022 to 2030. If those projections hold, the market for blockchain solutions could be about $1.4 trillion by 2030.* We designed our online certificate program to help you prepare for today’s careers in blockchain as well as the opportunities that will arise as the field undergoes this tremendous growth.

*Grand View Research, “Blockchain Technology Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Type (Private Cloud, Public Cloud), By Application (Digital Identity, Payments), By Enterprise Size, By Component, By End Use, And Segment Forecasts, 2022 – 2030″

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It’s much more than just cryptocurrency.

Bitcoin and NFTs are the first things many people think of when they hear the word “blockchain,” but the technology is being widely adopted in dozens of fields. For example, IBM has identified hundreds of uses for blockchain technology in areas like automotive, government, banking, healthcare, media and entertainment, communications, travel, and logistics.* One interesting and relevant implementation of blockchain? Maryville University issues blockchain-backed digital diplomas in addition to physical copies, helping graduates secure and verify their credentials.

*IBM, “Blockchain for industries.”

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Why choose Maryville Online’s blockchain certificate?

Build a dynamic, career-relevant education

At Maryville, our goal is to help you prepare for today’s state-of-the-art careers — and for careers that don’t even exist yet. We understand that the best way to accomplish this is through practical, project-based coursework. Our curriculum is designed to give you opportunities for collaborative, real-world, hands-on learning that is highly relevant to the blockchain field.

Maryville is a leader in tech-forward, future-focused education, and our goal is to help you learn what you need so you can implement, operate, and maintain blockchain tools and technologies in your current or future career. We designed the program with your career in mind, so you can get experience with tools like Python and Amazon Web Services, then apply what you learn to your job the next day.

Get supportive education in a collaborative, user-friendly learning environment

At Maryville University, we know you’re brave, and we’ve got your back. We’re here for you from application through graduation — and beyond. We believe student outcomes are the only true measurement of a university’s success, so we’re focused on being in your corner to ensure you get what you need to maximize your educational experience and your career potential.

Access your coursework 100% online and on your time through Canvas, our intuitive, easy-to-use online learning platform, with technical support available 24/7. As you build your blockchain skills, you can easily connect with classmates, colleagues, and professors at your convenience through discussion boards, emails, and other collaborative platforms.

Put our reputation to work

Maryville University was founded in 1872 and has been helping brave, motivated professionals launch or enhance their careers with industry expertise ever since. Ninety percent of our full-time faculty hold a doctorate or terminal degree, and our cybersecurity and computer science faculty are experienced practitioners and experts in the field.

We’re proud of our reputation for quality academics, accelerated growth, and affordability, because it demonstrates our commitment to excellence.

We’re continually recognized for excellence:

Maryville University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
Forbes America's Top Colleges
Kiplinger Best College Values
Money's Best Colleges

Online certificate in blockchain curriculum

Our online certificate program is designed to give you a streamlined path toward your career goals in blockchain technology. The curriculum comprises six classes (18 credit hours) that cover the basics of blockchain, as well as vital areas of knowledge and in-demand skills. Courses are 100% online, giving you the flexibility to learn top concepts and techniques in blockchain on your schedule.

Study issues relevant to blockchain
Our blockchain certificate is designed to be relevant, so you can learn about meaningful trends, techniques, technologies, and issues. Study hot topics and tools like blockchain networks, technology and operations, cryptocurrencies, emerging technologies, practical applications, and ethics.

Build on your previous experience
Do you already know the fundamentals of some areas of blockchain or have experience in this field? We’ve got you covered. In our certificate program, you can swap out up to two courses (six credit hours) in subjects you already know, then replace them with electives so you can build new knowledge and develop new skills.

Expand your career potential with a second certificate
We offer six separate certificate programs in some of the most high-growth, in-demand areas of this industry. You can round out your computer science knowledge by choosing to earn a second 100% online certificate in artificial intelligence (AI), cybersecurity, data science, software development, or user experience and user interface (UX/UI).

Core Courses

COSC 140Introduction to Blockchain3 Credits
COSC 290Blockchain Networks3 Credits
COSC 305Blockchain Cryptocurrencies 3 Credits
COSC 315Ethics and Legal Aspects of Blockchain3 Credits
COSC 375Applications of Blockchain Technology 3 Credits
COSC 497Special Topics in Advanced and Emerging Topics in Blockchain3 Credits

Ready for your next step?

Take your education further with your online Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

While your blockchain certificate can help you qualify for a great career building, implementing, and optimizing blockchain solutions, a bachelor’s in computer science can establish you as a true leader in this booming field. If you choose to take this next step, we can put you on the fast track toward your degree.

Our blockchain certificate program features for-credit coursework, so you can apply the 18 credit hours you earned toward your future bachelor’s degree. That means you can get a head start and save time as you advance your skills.

Want to learn more about how your Bachelor of Science in Computer Science can help you take your blockchain certificate further? Schedule a call with an advisor and discuss the benefits for your career.

Learn more about the online professional certificate in blockchain at Maryville University.