The IU Online Graduate Certificate in Communication Studies provides graduate-level instruction in communication strategies, practices and techniques. It teaches practical communication skills needed in professional, academic and personal contexts, such as presenting information, arguing a position, promoting a cause, presenting information via social media, designing targeted messages, and managing relations and conflicts.
Students in the program develop innovative strategies for teaching communication, employ effective and ethical communication practices, and apply critical perspectives to production and consumption of media messages.
The program is taught by IUPUI, IU East, IU Kokomo, IU Northwest, IU South Bend, and IU Southeast.
Of Special Interest for Dual-Credit and Community College Instructors
In addition to providing a program of study in communication studies at the graduate level, the IU Online Graduate Certificate in Communication Studies meets the Higher Learning Commission’s (HLC’s) instructor qualification standards, which require instructors to hold a master’s degree in their area of instruction or a master’s degree in another discipline, plus a minimum of 18 credit hours of discipline-specific graduate coursework.
This stand-alone certificate provides the HLCs requisite number of discipline-specific graduate credits for those who already hold a master’s degree.
Your IU Online Graduate Certificate in Communication Studies prepares you for such careers as:
- Communication dual-credit teacher (high school)
- Communication instructor (community college)
- Communication professional in an organization or institution