Jeff Wheeler, a creative writing certificate student at Berkeley, already had a master's and didn't want the pressure of working while pursuing while pursuing another master's degree.
"As with most professionals, I'm busy. I don't think I'd be able to keep up on my writing without structure. The certificate programs offer evening classes that are easy to fit into my schedule and the deadlines keep my writing practice honest," he says.
Trying to fund your education? Get tips and more in the U.S. News Paying for Graduate School center.