Graduate Certificate in Public Service Communication

Requirements (18 credits)
CO-509Communication, Culture, and Community3
CO-520Communication Ethics3
Select 12 Credits from the following list: 112
Interpersonal Communication
Organizational Communication
Presentational Communication: Design and Delivery
Global Communication and Public Relations
Strategic Digital Communication
Public Relations and Fundraising for Nonprofits
Public Opinion and Media
Crisis and Issues Management
Global Media and New Technologies
Message Construction: Audio, Video and Web
Special Event Planning and Promotion
Graduate Internship in Communication
Communication 500-Level Special Topics course
Communication 500-Level Independent Study
Total Credits18
  1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree with a 2.75 overall GPA and a 3.0 GPA in the undergraduate major.
  2. Two letters of recommendation. Letters from current or former professor recommended. If these are unavailable, letters may be sought from current colleagues, or a current or recent supervisor.
  3. Personal essay of not more than 750 words that describes your preparation for study in the program and personal objectives for graduate study.
  4. Digital and/or hard copy portfolio of select samples of work, including a writing sample, that demonstrates initiative and achievement in academic, professional, and/or community settings. (Applicants who have earned an undergraduate degree the previous year must submit scores from the GRE.)
  5. Résumé.