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Applied Communication Studies Certificate

Certificate Overview

The Applied Communication Studies Certificate Program is designed to provide knowledge and skills for the effective development and management of communications media operations within business, industry, government, and health services.

Requirements and Curriculum

Applied Communication Studies

Attend a Graduate Continuing Education Information Session

Program at a Glance


Completed applications are reviewed on a rolling admission basis. Admissions requirements are as follows:

  • Official transcript of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Two or more years of experience in communication media production
  • A possible departmental interview and portfolio presentation
  • Professional Resume
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts for graduate level course work from a regionally accredited institution (if applicable)
  • Graduate application and fee


Online and on-campus courses offered in the evenings with some day courses during the summer.

Total Credits

18 credits

Program Cost

Tuition and fees

Time Frame

While you can complete the program in as few as 2 years, you have 6 years to complete the program.

Program Highlights

Courses from this certificate can be used in the M.S. in Applied Communication degree.

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