A Coursera Specialization is a series of related courses designed to help you master a specific topic.
Some shorter Specializations include as few as three courses and only take a few months to finish. Longer Specializations can include ten or more courses and take up to a year.
When you finish a Specialization, you get a Specialization Certificate. You'll also get Course Certificates for each course you complete in a Specialization.
All Specializations include a hands-on Capstone Project, which may be made up of projects throughout the Specialization courses, or it may be a separate course in the Specialization. You'll need to complete the Capstone Project to get credit for the Specialization.
Some Specializations are offered in collaboration with Coursera's Global Skills Initiative industry partners.
Industry partners may support the Specialization in different ways, including:
- Providing data or case studies for Capstone Project prompts
- Contributing content through guest lectures or co-development of course materials
- Offering perks or rewards to learners who submit outstanding projects
- Assisting with course production funding