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Online Communication Leadership Graduate Certificate

The University’s online Communication Leadership Graduate Certificate Program is designed for working professionals as well as individuals completing a master of arts in communication. The program is ideal for individuals who wish to obtain abilities essential for advanced leadership roles in virtually every sector, including business, education, government, and non-profit organizations.

Students in the program will learn, apply, and enhance communication theories and concepts specifically related to leadership roles and strategies. Application of concepts include relevant settings for students, focused on professional, personal, and civic environments. A key focus includes applying communication theory to effectively manage the varying degrees of change for organizations. Students will construct understandings of leadership through various communication focus areas, including: persuasion, research, organizational communication, and cross-cultural communication.

 

Coursework includes five courses in the areas of organizational communication, research/creativity, cross-cultural communication, and persuasion theory and practice. Coursework can be applied toward completion of the University’s Communication MA Program.

Upon successful completion of the program requirements, students are awarded a certificate.

 

Online Digital Media Communication Graduate Certificate

The University’ offers an online Digital Media Communication Graduate Certificate Program for working professionals as well as individuals completing a master of arts in communication. The program is designed for students who wish to explore, enhance, and improve their proficiency in the use of digital communication tools.

Courses engage students with emerging techniques and principles of digital media production. In addition, students learn to solve technical and aesthetic challenges in their work and plan a multi-part workflow in a digital project including production, editing, and outputting. Upon the completion of the program, students will be proficient in combining theory, analysis, and hands-on digital projects in preparation to work in the professional fields of digital media design and production.

 

The Digital Media Communication Graduate Certificate Program is a 15-credit-hour program that can be completed entirely online. Individuals have the option of completing the certificate or enrolling in one (or more) courses. The certificate can be completed in three to four semesters (excluding summer terms). Coursework from other colleges and universities does not count toward completion of the program.

Upon successful completion of the program requirements, students are awarded a certificate.

 

Online Health Communication Graduate Certificate

The University’s online Health Communication Graduate Certificate Program is designed for those working in any area of health (from health promotion to patient advocacy) and desiring a well-developed background in theory and applied communication skills. Health is an area of communication for all people whether it be conversations with health professionals or advocacy for others. Medical providers and those working in the area of health need clear, empathic, culturally sensitive communication skills to be successful. This certificate program addresses these needs.

The course of study provides training in interpersonal communication skills, ethical and cultural communication principles, and research design—and provides a foundation for the analysis and evaluation of discourses surrounding various health topics. Upon completion of the program, students possess skills and experiences that prepare them for success in a variety of careers in health promotion and patient advocacy as well as improving their work within the medical field.

 

The Health Communication Graduate Certificate Program is a 15-credit-hour program that can be completed entirely online. Individuals have the option of completing the certificate or enrolling in one (or more) courses. The certificate can be completed in three to four semesters (excluding summer terms). Coursework from other colleges and universities does not count toward completion of the program.

Upon successful completion of the program requirements, students are awarded a certificate.

 

Online Public Advocacy Communication Graduate Certificate

The University offers an online Public Advocacy Communication Graduate Certificate Program for working professionals as well as individuals completing a master of arts in communication. Advocacy is a key communication skill for all careers. This certificate program addresses this need by offering students a well-developed background in the use, theory, construction, and analysis of public messages while preparing them for success in a variety of careers in public advocacy.

The course of study provides training in individual public communication skills, ethical communication principles, and strategic message design targeting diverse audiences—and also provides a foundation for the analysis and evaluation of advocacy discourse.

 

The Public Advocacy Communication Graduate Certificate Program is a 15-credit-hour program that can be completed entirely online. Individuals have the option of completing the certificate or enrolling in one (or more) courses. The certificate can be completed in three to four semesters (excluding summer terms). Coursework from other colleges and universities does not count toward completion of the program.

Upon successful completion of the program requirements, students are awarded a certificate.