Professional Communication Certificate


The University offers an online Professional Communication Certificate Program to enhance the professional preparation of degree-seeking students as well as the career advancement opportunities of working professionals in business, education, government, and non-profit organizations.

  • This 13-credit online certificate program provides knowledge and practice of essential skills such as problem-solving, adaptability, teamwork, conflict management, executive functions, and leadership. The program includes courses related to interpersonal, group, and organizational communication.
  • The program is ideal for working professionals as well as currently enrolled students (except communication majors) who wish to learn or expand abilities essential for advanced leadership positions. Upon successful of the program, students receive a certificate of completion.
  • Coursework from other colleges and universities does not count toward completion of the program.
  • All courses are offered online. Campus visits are not required.
  • Students can complete the certificate in two to three semesters (excluding summer terms).
  • The online Professional Communication Certificate Program is open to eligible students in the U.S. (including the District of Columbia and all U.S. territories). The program also is open to students in Canada (all provinces). The program is closed to students residing in countries other than the U.S. and Canada except for U.S. military and State Department personnel and their family members with APO/FPO addresses.


Most courses in this certificate program are offered asynchronously with no set meeting dates or times. One course (COMM 200 Multimedia Practicum) is only offered synchronously. Dates and times for this course are listed in the class schedule.

Required Courses

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Students have many sources of financial support for their studies, including financial aid, work-study programs, veterans' benefits, and special scholarships for entering freshmen and transfer students.

Further Information

For further information and assistance, contact:

Indiana State Online
(812) 237-2345


The Graduate Catalog and Undergraduate Catalog of Indiana State University are the documents of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalogs supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.