Interdisciplinary Studies - Applied Communication, CAGS

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS)
Hybrid (Online + Campus)
Communications Media
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In Short

Entering this program as part of the CAGS in Interdisciplinary Studies means you'll work with an advisor from the graduate program in applied communication to develop a plan of study.

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What will I do?
  • Collaborate closely with faculty members from the Communication/Media Department on your capstone experience

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Already have a master's degree? Earn your Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in as little as two years. Learn more today.

Degree Overview

Students accepted into this program must have completed a master's degree in communication or a closely related field of study.

Total Credits

36 credits

Time Frame

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

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Degrees and Other Information

Tuition and Fees

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

  • Official transcript of a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Minimum of three years teaching experience under an initial or professional license (for licensure candidates)
  • Valid teacher certification/license (initial level)
  • Passing scores for the Communication and Literacy subtest of the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Professional resume
  • Graduate application and fee
  • An essay, no more than one page in length, in response to one of the following questions:
    • Tell us about a positive situation in which you helped a person and made a significant difference in that person’s life.
    • What are the most important factors in establishing a long-term working relationship with students, friends, etc.?
    • Tell us about a significant event that involved you in a teaching or helping mode.
      • Describe the situation as it occurred at the time.
        • What did you do in that particular situation?
        • How did you feel about the situation at the time you were experiencing it?
        • How do you feel about the situation now?
        • What would you change, if anything?

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