Online Graduate Certificate in Communication Studies
Interested in teaching communications as a dual-credit teacher? Want to become a communication professional for an organization or institution? Dive into graduate-level instruction in communication strategies, practices, and techniques with an online Graduate Certificate in Communication Studies at Indiana University Kokomo.
This online program is flexible and convenient without sacrificing quality. You will earn an IU certificate from wherever is convenient for you to work!
While earning this certificate, you will study practical communication skills needed in professional, academic, and personal contexts. Possible focuses include:
- How to present information
- How to argue a position
- How to use social media to present information
- How to design targeted messages
- Best practices for managing relations and conflicts
This online graduate certificate is offered completely online and taught by the same IU professors who teach on-campus classes. Take courses with professors from IU Bloomington, IUPUI, IU Kokomo, IU East, IU Northwest, IU South Bend, and IU Southeast.
This program meets the Higher Learning Commission’s (HLC’s) instructor qualification standards. These standards require teachers and instructors to have a master’s degree in the area of instruction or a master’s degree in a separate discipline and 18 credit hours in discipline-specific graduate coursework.
In order to earn the online Graduate Certificate in Communication Studies, you must complete 18 credit hours. Your requirements will break down as follows:
- Communication pedagogy course (3 credit hours)
- Communication in context courses (9 credit hours)
- Communication in media course (3 credit hours)
- Communication elective course (3 credit hours)
To be accepted into the online Graduate Certificate in Communication Studies, you must:
- Have a bachelor’s degree
- Have a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale
To apply for this program online, you will need to provide:
- Official transcripts
- A 250-word personal statement explaining background and reasons for entering the program
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If this convenient online certificate sounds like the right next step for your career, we’re excited for you! Don’t wait to apply for the online Graduate Certificate in Communication Studies today!
Have some questions about this certificate? Want to know what it’s like to be an online student? Get more information about the online Graduate Certificate in Communication Studies from IU Online.