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Communication Studies Advanced Certificate

Communication Studies class.The Advanced Certificate Program in Communication Studies will provide an opportunity for advanced studies for those who already hold a graduate degree in communications from an accredited institution. It is designed to meet certain professional needs and to upgrade skills and knowledge within the field. Candidates must enroll for at least 18 credits in specialization courses to fulfill the requirements for the certificate. A cumulative index of at least 3.0 must be achieved.

Students develop a plan of study in the area of Communication Studies in consultation with the faculty advisor. As a culminating requirement, students write a thesis or develop a project demonstrating proficiency in their chosen specialization.

Elective Specialization Courses

Candidates must enroll for at least 18 credits

  • CMA 613 - Organizational Communication 3 cr.
  • CMA 615 - Principles of Public Relations 3 cr.
  • CMA 618 - Writing for Organizations 3 cr.
  • CMA 619 - Writing for the Media 3 cr.
  • CMA 623 - Non-Profit Communication and Fund Raising 3 cr.
  • CMA 624 - Business and Professional Presentations 3 cr.
  • CMA 625 - International Communication 3 cr.
  • CMA 627 - Public Relations Campaigns 3 cr.
  • CMA 631 - Public Relations Strategies and Marketing 3 cr.
  • CMA 632 - Training Methods in Corporate Communication 3 cr.
  • CMA 635 - Corporate Video Production I 3 cr.
  • CMA 637 - Institutional Advertising 3 cr.
  • CMA 638 - Health Communication 3 cr.
  • CMA 639 - Gender & Communication 3 cr.
  • CMA 640 - Leadership & Team Building 3 cr.
  • CMA 644 - The Consultant as Entrepreneur 3 cr.
  • CMA 645 - Intercultural Communication 3 cr.
  • CMA 647 - Political Communication 3 cr.
  • CMA 649 - Corporate Video Production II 3 cr.
  • CMA 650 - Internship in Communication Studies 3 cr.
  • CMA 656 - Sales Communication 3 cr.
  • CMA 657 - Advertising: Media Planning and Buying 3 cr.
  • CMA 658 - Social Psychology of Advertising and Consumer Behavior 3 cr.
  • CMA 900 - Special Topics in Communication 3 cr.