Graduate Certificate in Public Service Communication (CO.PS.GR.C)

Requirements (18 credits)
CO-509Communication, Culture, and Community3
CO-520Communication Ethics3
Select 12 Credits from the following list: 112
Organizational Communication
Presentational Communication: Design and Delivery
Global Communication and Public Relations
Strategic Digital Communication
Public Relations and Fundraising for Nonprofits
Crisis and Issues Management
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

An elective taken outside of Communication may be substituted for an elective.

  1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree with a minimum overall 3.0 GPA.
  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. 
  5. Résumé.